The Anonymous Widower

A Walk Along The Beach

I took the Nortern line to Blundellsands and Crosby station from where I walked along the beach and the promenade to Hall Road station.

It was an easy walk of a couple of kilometres, although it was extremely windy.

I was reminded of the story Jimmy Edward told of eating a sandwich on a horse in a high wind, when he missed and took a large bite of ,moustache instead, as I tried to eat my lunch in the small amount of shelter on the promenade.

I was able to get close to Antony Gormley‘s figures called Another Place. I liked them and so did a couple of local dog walkers. On the rest of my trip, I said I’d been to see them several times and everybody I spoke to, said that they liked them!

As the trains run every fifteen minutes, you shouldn’t have to wait long for a train, at the end of your walk.

My only regret was that I didn’t walk it in a Southerly direction, as that way, I would have been blown along in just a few minutes.

April 8, 2014 - Posted by | Transport, World | , ,


  1. […] I picked up some gluten-free sandwiches in M&S and then made my way to Southport taking in the Anthony Gormley statues on the […]

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  2. […] I don’t ever remember ever going to Southport and I certainly have never been there by train. I took these pictures as I finished my trip to Manchester after my walk on the beach. […]

    Pingback by On To Southport And Manchester « The Anonymous Widower | April 9, 2014 | Reply

  3. […] sand from the walk on the beach just doesn’t seem to drop […]

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  4. Reblogged this on mapsworldwide blog.

    Comment by joyofmaps | April 10, 2014 | Reply

  5. Southport is a nice sedate place to visit. If you there again, a little further along along around Ainsdale, there is a coastal nature reserve, which had red squirrels some years ago, presume still does

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | April 10, 2014 | Reply

    • I suspect the red squirrels are still there. Liverpool University is doing a lot of research on the population and one article, I read, said they were getting into Liverpool itself.

      I suppose they support Liverpool, rather than Everton.

      Comment by AnonW | April 10, 2014 | Reply

  6. That solitary figure looks quite spooky standing out there all alone….

    Comment by janaline's world journey | April 10, 2014 | Reply

    • There are loads of them! So he’s not lonely!

      Comment by AnonW | April 10, 2014 | Reply

  7. yes, makes sense they support Liverpool – just back from shopping in your favourite place, needed a laugh

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | April 10, 2014 | Reply

  8. […] Just watching Countryfile and it’s showing the Gormley statues on Crosby Beach. […]

    Pingback by Countryfile Is Showing The Gormley Statues « The Anonymous Widower | April 13, 2014 | Reply

  9. […] So it is feasible to perhaps start your trip in London and then spend say two or three days in each city.  Remember that Portsmouth and Bristol are near to excellent beaches for swimming and sunbathing and Liverpool is near to the amazing beach at Formby with its statues by Antony Gormley. […]

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