It's a great thing to still be surprised by someplace new so close to home, especially when you've lived in the same area for a decade. Perhaps it's because when you've walked down the same street so many times you may never think to take a different turn, look in a new direction or (in the case of this blog) jump on a train and go to a nearby beach.
My blog, ‘Blackpool: Sun, Sea and Seagulls’, was about a trip from the summer of last year with a few friends. This blog is about a follow-up trip we took a few weeks later in September to the beaches of Crosby and Formby in the north of Merseyside.
After some exploring and treating ourselves to a well-deserved ice cream, we hopped back on the Merseyrail and carried on up to Formby. As I'd never visited Formby and its beach before I was expecting something similar to the beach of Crosby. How wrong I was going to be!
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I enjoyed this trip so much that I've been back to Formby earlier this year (I may do a blog about that soon) and have it in the back of my mind as somewhere to go back to for some kind of project to improve my landscape photography.
The washed up debris at Crosby could also make for a rich small-scale project. Despite the debris being a sad site on an otherwise pleasant beach, it undeniably makes for interesting subject matter - how has this rubbish ended up here and for how long? Who threw it away and why?
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