A gorgeous day after a few doubtful weather forecast made us decide to go along to Hale Village taking up interesting shots along the way. As I take oodles of photos I gave a few ideas of where I thought would be good opportunities, which might otherwise have been missed.
We stopped for a welcome break and a very welcoming lady at the hut cafe near Pickerings Pastures, and after bacon butties (not me) and scone with clotted cream (me) and of course a large cuppa, we continued.
Here are a few shots for you to look at. I am sorry for picture quality but I forgot the SD card from my camera so they are phone shots.
I hope you enjoy looking at these photos and you can get an idea of what the Transpennine trail looks like in our part of the world and how important it is to keep these trails going. This one goes from Southport to Hull and provides areas of peace and traffic free tracks (mostly) where cyclists, walkers and in some places, horse riders can enjoy the countryside.
|This was outside the Ferry Inn. I imagine they now have an automatic washing machine.|
|I think this is one of my trademark shots.|
|The marsh flats, you can just make out Widnes Bridge in the distance. This is around the spot where they are building the new Mersey Crossing and which will cause mayhem on the trail for many months.|
|Jules is interviewing and filming |
two people using the trail.
|This seems to be the remains of a Jetty. See the power station in the background.|
|And this is the remains of a wooden ship, the Eustance Carey or Casey, my eyes aren't so good tonight, wrecked on the mud. A picture of the boat is shown below (curtesy to someone off Warrington Memories Facebook Group_|
|Another shot of the wreck|
|Doesn't this look rather like Woody Allen?|
|Swan family back at Sankey Bridges.|