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.
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.
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.
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.
Stunning photos! The reflection of the light on the water is just beautiful.
so kind.. thanks
thank you Jo
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!
You lucky thing Patricia 🙂 Thanks for the kind words
You never cease to amaze me! Beautiful photos Paul xxx
Thank you Jan x
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.
I really appreciate the man who took these pics.
Haven’t seen anything this beautiful lately…………….
Great photos. I have a good work colleague who lives with virtually the same unobstructed view! You must have been at the end of his garden when you took these! LoL
lol.. Great view he must always have 🙂
somehow you make Lancs look as appealing as the med:) – your comments remind me of my mother who was horrified by my plans to holiday in Greece – claiming we have everything right here in England -she has a point!
Hi Diane… We have so much at home.. good on your mother 😀
Meant mesmerized. Spell check gone bad lol
lol I know what you meant no need to worry 🙂 thanks very much
Words cannot express how amazing this pictures are. Amazed and memorized looking at them. Thank you Paul.
What a wonderful world, we might not have the priviledge to see but paul has made it simple by pix. Paul ur too much!!
Wow, truly stunning. We’re a bit deprived of sunsets in this country but when we do get them they are world-beaters.
Hello Vicky, yes fanatastic when they come aren’t they?
Now even the sun is taking direction from you! Beautiful. Inspiring. Magical. Thank you, Paul.
Hi Robert.. The sun did the hard work. I sat in peace and watched 😀 thanks
You always seem to capture the beauty that we often overlook in life! Thanks for letting us see through your eyes, what we might have missed!
Hi Belinda, thank you so very much for those kind words