Morecambe Bay

I didn’t take many pictures last week, when visiting my father in Morecambe, if only because there was a bitter North wind most of the time.  So there are just a few pictures here from around the bay.

The first is a small village on the north side of Morecambe Bay, Cartmel, famous for its priory.  Here is a picture of the small river (yes, I spelled it right, all vowels) that flows through the middle of the village.  You can see a couple of ducks on the left, near the bottom.

River Eea, Cartmel
River Eea, Cartmel

Going further north, into the Lake District, I took a little drive into the Langdales. The highest peaks in England are around these valleys but there was no time to climb them again.  This is little Langdale, not far from the Three Shires Inn, which I used to visit frequently.

Little Langdale
Little Langdale

I organised a trip there for one of my birthdays but was a couple of days off this time.  This is from another trip some time ago.  The wall is now gone but otherwise it looks the same.  I do not.

Eric and Steve at the Three Shires
Eric and Steve at the Three Shires Inn

The name of the pub comes from the fact that it is at what used to be the intersection of Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland, before Maggie Thatcher chopped up the counties and created Cumbria.

The last couple are from the Eastern side of the bay.

Lancashire Moors, near the Trough of Bowland
Lancashire Moors, near the Trough of Bowland

If you look the other way from this spot, you can see the whole bay and much of the Lancashire coast, including Blackpool Tower, but it was a bit hazy for a good picture on this day.  There were some peewits running nearby but I couldn’t get close enough with the lenses I took on the trip.  This is the best one.

Peewit, Trough of Bowland
Peewit, Trough of Bowland

 

 

Author: Eric Lawton

Eric is a natural philosopher living in rural Ontario

1 thought on “Morecambe Bay”

  1. I just love the English villages. Thanks for sharing. We won’t be getting there anytime soon so we enjoy seeing the landscape through your eyes. It was so good to get together yesterday.

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