Well Winter has everything in it’s icy fingered grasp around my way. The rain and the unfriendly temperatures don’t encourage you to move far from hearth or home. While warmer times and longer days seem just a bit too far away.
Keeping myself busy I’ve been sorting and editing the backlog of images that built up towards the end of last year and I’ve got as far as a selection taken in Morecambe, Lancashire.
The resort has had a bit of an unkind press over the years, comparisons made with another well towered resort a little further south down the Lancashire coast, always seemed to put Morecambe at a disadvantage. Certainly it’s not a full on 24 hour, in your face, party place but that doesn’t mean it has nothing to offer.
It’s position on the Bay it shares its name with is spectacular, looking out over towards the Hills of the Lake District in Cumbria. This also means that Morecambe makes a brilliant base for touring around the Lakes. Also the promenade is graced by the elegant jewel that it the Midland Hotel. The former railway station building across the road from it is now a well regarded performance venue, now known as The Platform.
No, while Morecambe might not be seen as having glitz and glamour, it is a good place to kick back and chill out. It’s had some knocks in the past but it’s fighting back with the ongoing restoration of the Winter Gardens theatre on the front and future developments include Eden Project North, an offshoot of the Eden Project, to be based in a dome complex on the shores of the Bay.
So between now and the warmer weather returning I’ll crouch a little closer to the fire and make some plans to go and have another look at Morecambe in the sunshine.
ARNSIDE. Coffee, Toasted Teacake & A View Of The Bay.
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Categories: England, Heritage, history, Photography, travel, Uncategorized, United Kingdom
Tags: coast, England, holidays, Lake District, Lancashire, lifestyle, Morecambe, Morecambe Bay, photography, travel, Uk
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- MORECAMBE. The Cormorant & The Bell. ( And Eric ) – lachlansimages
- MORECAMBE. Sitting & Watching the Bay. – lachlansimages
If you do, be sure to have a wander into Heysham with all it’s treasures it has to offer.
I’m also a great fan of Heysham, the walk along the Bay from Morecambe is a favourite of mine. Thanks for looking and commenting.