For the last six weeks the weather has been pretty incredible across the UK, which for the Northwest is totally rare. Amazing for me because I’ve actually stayed in the country for the duration so have been able to fully embrace a great British summer!
If you read my last post about some of my summer plans you’ll be aware that I embargoed myself from international travel in June after having a busy few months away from home. I actually don’t remember the last time I actually stayed home in June and have been yearning to explore more of the UK whilst the weather is at it’s best.
This past weekend we hopped on a train to the closest coastline at Formby Beach.
Formby beach is surrounded by sand dunes that are absolutely stunning. With the skies crystal clear and temperatures reaching 28 degrees I seriously could have fooled you into thinking that I’d been exploring somewhere much more exotic than Merseyside!
Stunning beaches. I never thought I would ever catch myself describing Merseyside as stunning. Alas, I am doing. This national heritage site is surrounded by incredibly soft yellow sand and the beach is not a typical British seaside bucket-and-spade affair. Formby itself is a pretty affluent area; which extends to its coastline.
Isn’t nature beautiful?
To balance out the quaint picnic on the beach we later got our fill of good old northern British seaside tackiness ten minutes up the road at Southport. Come on, who doesn’t like a good old Fish’n’Chips at the seaside?!
The next day we headed to try clay pigeon shooting. As part of my summer bucket list I wanted to try my hand at a few new activities. I was by far the worst in our group but a great day out nevertheless!
In my head June was just going to be a typical British summer weather wise, but nope; even Manchester has enjoyed this bought of tropics!
Not only am I feeling refreshed and rejuvenated at having limited my travel for an extended period for the first time in what feels a long time, I’ve even got a bit of a tan without trying. Winning.
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