Sunday 2 August 2015

Cockersands Abbey

A wet morning, but with a promise of a better afternoon. We had an odd job or two to do in Lancaster so drove a little further and parked beside the sea at Cockersands. It was a hive of activity...Jet Ski's, Sky Divers, Speedboats, Helicopter, Microlight....and a Freighter making its way into Glasson dock. We left most of it behind as we started our ramble.....

along the Lancashire Coastal Way.

The path follows the shore, Red Sandstone outcrops here.

The sandstone was used to build Cockersands Abbey, this is pretty much all that remains now. It was demolished in the mid 16c...

A little bit more of the abbey remains and the freighter "Fri Tide" waiting for the pilot boat.

We've seen the best of the wild flowers for this year, most of them are going over now

Although its been a good year for the wild roses...almost sounds like a song title!

I was surprised to see these Haaf Nets as we approached Crook Farm. I've only seen them on the Solway before. This would be as far as we would go...we turned round to see the sky almost black. It poured down all the way back to the much for the forecast!

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