My Uncle and Aunt invited me for tea yesterday so, just after lunch, I set out to walk from Blackpool to their house in Lytham (I’ve been walking a couple of hours each day recently). This walk was fantastic – the first half was across Dunes and sandy beaches straight out of a Ballard novel: jet planes flying overhead, the sea so far out it was almost invisible, and the weirdness of St Anne’s Pier, which I’ve yet to see with the sea below it.
I found a cafe in St Annes. There were few people out on the beach but this seaside canteen was packed. I took away a cup of coffee and a slice of the best fruitcake I’ve ever eaten. I also shot a couple of fantastic photos nearby but, since I don’t have the grey lead to connect my phone to my PC, I can’t share them. I was going to try describing them instead but one of them (a weird beach-sculpture) is beyond my powers.
I arrived in Lytham early so haunted the charity bookshops, where I found a copy of Edwin W. Teale’s ‘The Golden Throng’ which I’ve wanted to read for years. Then to my Uncle and Aunt’s for tea and Ashes to ashes. I had a good day.