Walk along Crosby Beach visiting Anthony Gormley's Another Place sculptures to Burbo Bank car park and back along the promenade.
Formby Red Squirrel walk:
Free car park near Crosby Leisure Centre
National Trust, Formby
SJ 306 989
SD 279 082
Deciding to tick one off our 'bucket list' Marie, Sheila and I headed for Crosby Beach to investigate Sir Anthony Gormley's Another Place sculpture where 100 cast iron statues were placed along approximately 2 miles of beach in 2005. Timing our visit so that the tide was on it's way in enabled us to walk out to many of the statues then watch them being submerged as we made our way back along the promenade.
We then drove to Formby National Trust to explore the walks and try to spot the inhabitants of Squirrel Wood. As we started the walk one squirrel could be seen gathering nuts high in a tree but unfortunately our walk through Squirrel Wood was fruitless (or should I say 'squirrel-less).
An enjoyable day in good weather - and no mud!!!!
The first statue we reach . . .
keeps an eye on the pipeline
This one prefers standing in water
Who put that windfarm there!!
Keeping an eye on the dog
The tide is on it's way in . . .
and zooming in again . . .
we can see some statues . . .
nearly out of their depth
Feeling a bit down - two friends join to perk him up
What's that on my head!?
Reaching the end of the walk the tide is nearing it's high water mark
Is the starling looking out for food . . .
or just enjoying the sun?
Looking back along our route
The information board provides . . .
a good spot for this starling . . .
who is calling to others in the trees - we can see his throat feathers move as he calls
After our elevenses stop the water has now covered the sand and stones . . .
but looking back from a more southerly point the water doesn't reach so far
At the beach near Formby National Trust . . .
good use has been made of Christmas Trees . . .
aand the dunes are a good spot for lunch
Following the path south we find The Asparagus Man