Day 076 : Crosby – Southport

After the beach party and the silly hats it’s back to the serious matter of facing the challenge I am undertaking. The weather is not as windy yesterday, it’s a pity the wind did not stay away yesterday for the beach party.

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Again, Christine, my wife is joining me; it’s great to have her company on the walk. It’s a lovely walk along the beach to Altcar. It seems a popular place for people riding sand buggies.

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Day 075 : Liverpool – Crosby

Today is another day I have been looking forward to. I have agreed to raise the profile of one of the charities I am raising money for, CarersTrust4all by wearing a number of silly hats on my walk today. The charity is based in Cheshire and Merseyside and part of the CarersTrust network.

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This is me with my wife Christine leaving the Pierhead in Liverpool.

The walk is shorter today, so that people can join me and we will end up at Crosby for a picnic.

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Day 074 : Hoylake – Birkenhead

I am looking forward to todays walk as my wife is joining me. We leave the car in Birkenhead and catch the bus to Hoylake to start the walk, but first we find a coffee shop for sustenance.

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Did you know that Hoylake was where Eric Bartholomew first met up with Ernest Wiseman in the 1940’s who later became famous as Morecambe and Wise.

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Day 073 : Neston – Hoylake

It’s a beautiful sunny day today and it’s market day in Neston where I start todays walk. The market seems to be quite lively and busy.

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From Neston I follow the Wirral Way which is both a footpath and cycleway along the old railway line. The line was the Birkenhead Railway which went from near Ellesmere Port to West Kirby and joined up with another railway line.

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Day 072 : Flint – Neston

Sadly, this is my last day walking in Wales on this trip. I get splendid views across the estuary to the Wirral on the English side of the River Dee.

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From the station in Flint I make my way down to the castle which was built by Edward I. He built a chain of castles around North Wales in his attempt to conquer the country.

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