Morecambe Bay – Shades Of The Setting Sun

Morecambe Bay – Shades Of The Setting Sun

For a number of reasons I venture oft to the vicinity of Morecambe Bay and the surrounding towns. Be it along its northern shore near Ulverston or Barrow-In-Furness or round below the Lake District in the areas of Carnforth, Lancaster and the town of Morecambe itself. This day today was one of those gorgeous days that I knew would end well. Blue, calm skies turning to dusk as the sun set out in the bay due West. Time for a coastal stroll icon smile Morecambe Bay   Shades Of The Setting Sun

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The Morecambe and surrounds I remember from childhood memories (roller coasters, tacky promenade, seaside town like Blackpool’s little sister) has been transformed into a more quiet, green, serene coastal area. Parallel to the coast up around Carnforth and Grange-Over-Sands there is the most peaceful and green canal walk that as a dog walker I have trundled many many a mile along with pure satisfaction. The coast itself too is a joy to wander along. Sands, mudflats and green hard grass for miles and miles. Caravan sites dotted along the front sit as a special secret to all whom discover.

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The bay itself is where I came to watch today. The bright red/orange sun coming down over the water, sand and distant land of Cumbria. I love these times of reflection. Alone, calm, nature’s beauty before me. What else could I want? All this on our very own doorstep, no need to fly thousands of miles or drive down South.

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I will be wandering this area a lot as ever over the coming months and will go into more detail on a few personal hikes that I cannot wait to do again… Lovely Lancashire.

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25 Responses to "Morecambe Bay – Shades Of The Setting Sun"

  1. Jo (The Blond)  August 20, 2013 at 09:27

    Stunning!

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    • Paul Steele  August 20, 2013 at 18:06

      thank you Jo

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    • Patricia  October 16, 2013 at 10:01

      What utterly beautiful images of an utterly amazing part of the world. I feel so blessed to be living here. Every day is a photographers/artist dream. Your photos capture the true colour of peace and tranquillity!

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      • Paul Steele  October 16, 2013 at 10:04

        You lucky thing Patricia :) Thanks for the kind words

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  2. Jan  May 14, 2013 at 18:06

    You never cease to amaze me! Beautiful photos Paul xxx

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  3. Linda  March 25, 2013 at 17:48

    Well, I’m very happy that you retweeted this because I missed it first time. My hometown is Blackpool, so I knew Morecambe pretty well at one time (best memory seeing it through a veil of heavy sea mist having been lost at sea in the fog which descended from nowhere, and cadging a tow from a passing fishing boat!….we should have been in Fleetwood.) You do make it look much more beautiful than I remember. My dad still lives in Kendal, so I think next visit I must make time to return to Morecambe.

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  4. Rachel Ramos  February 28, 2013 at 13:41

    Amazing post and if possible more amazing pictures. I love sunset pictures. Been trying to take such shots but never got them that good. Congrats on the good work!

    Best of luck!

    Reply

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