Day 083 : Morecambe – Milnthorpe

I actually start today a Hest Bank, just north of Morecambe, where I finished yesterday.

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Following the coastal path I pass caravan parks and camping sites that look over the vast sands and marshes of Morecambe Bay. The bay is notorious for its quicksands and moving tides. There are local royal appointed guides that can walk you across the bay, but that is only at certain times of the year.

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Day 082 : Lancaster – Morecambe

I leave Lancaster by crossing over the Millennium Bridge and making my way down the north side of the River Lune.

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My planned route was by road towards Sunderland Point, but just beyond the village of Overton, the road was still under water which had not cleared since high tide. That was something I had not taken into account, so I ended up taking the long way round.

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Day 080 : St. Annes – Fleetwood

From the quiet leafy resort of St. Annes , through the golden bustling resort of Blackpool, to the fishing port of Fleetwood.

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Before I set off from the pier at St. Annes I pay my respects to the great comedian, Les Dawson who was born here. They have erected a statue in his memory in the garden next to the pier.

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Day 079 : Preston – St. Annes

Today I walk from the big city on the River Ribble to the open sea.

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Like many riverside cities the dock area has seen many changes as it has been redeveloped into a marina with retail outlets and apartments. The port was one of the first touse the roll on, roll off ferries. The cost of dredging the river and the slower turnround of ships saw the docks decline.

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