Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Sunset on One Day in August

The Gallery Theme at Sticky Fingers this week was 'One Day in August'. How exciting that we would all be recording our photos from this one day. Sunday 29th August 2010. Also the day three amazing bloggers flew out to Bangladesh for Save the Children.


As it was the Bank Holiday Weekend we had no end of day trips planned so I was excited at the photo opportunities which lay ahead. We hoped to make it to Chester Zoo but the torrential rain was something of a spoiler to that plan. We ended up having a look around Cheshire Oaks but it was so busy and difficult to enjoy with the buggy we were happiest heading home with our Starbucks!



Then as evening approached the Sun came out to play and although it was almost bedtime for Baby V it seemed a shame to waste it and so we drove over to Crosby to see the sunset. It was a beautiful evening despite the blustery wind. The sight of the Antony Gormley statues heading out to sea, towards the Wind Turbines, is breathtaking and, in the twilight, quite haunting.






Baby V loved the adventure when she should have been tucked up in bed, snuggled up in her new coat protected from the wind in her pram. On this day in August she turned 15 months old. Happy and healthy, not a worry in the world. We know we are so lucky.

8 comments:

  1. WOW, those photos are amazing! I loved the one with the starbucks cup and got a giggle out of it, but the next few took my breath away! Jen

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  2. My mum has been there, I want to go too, you really captured it's spirit (& your daughters coat is beautiful!)

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  3. Great photos! Is this the beach at Formby? Gary & I went there and my dad asked if we saw the statues - but we didn't! Don't know how we missed them lol...

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  4. OMG, that first beach photo actually took my breath away. Truely awesome!

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  5. Jen - Thank you. She was desperate to be the same as us, it was like she suddenly caught on to what we'd been having in the months previous, so we had to get her an empty cup to pretend drink, one of the cheapest and best toys she's ever had! x

    kailexness - You definately should and at sunset is the best time I think. She was probably most excited at having the chance to wear her new coat, she just loves it, picked it herself! :)

    Nic's Notebook - It's actually Crosby, Formby is a bit further up the coast, maybe you went to the Red Squirrel reserve there? lol, you wouldn't have missed the statues if you'd been at the right beach!(although in some of my other photos which I shot straight into the sun I struggled to tell which were statues and which real people!) :)

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  6. PhotoPuddle - Thank you, it is an amazing sight, especially with the light like that. Don't tell anyone but as it gets darker I think it's a bit scary! ;)

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  7. Beautiful photos of Crosby. I'm a big fan of the beach at Formby, I live in Manchester so I go there or St Annes for my beach fix. Last time we went to Formby, we detoured to Crosby to see the statues. Alas, the tide was in, so there were just a few heads! Must return, preferably at sunset.

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  8. Thanks. Oh no what a shame! Yes you should return. Growing up on the coast I think we take it for granted but thanks to Baby V we go on a lot more days out like this now introducing her to everywhere! :)

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