Silverdale (2)


There’s also the first set of pictures from this holiday, if you didn’t see them. And the third and fourth sets.

Sunday morning

Dad and I went for a walk while (almost) everyone else was at church. We went down to the cove first.

Red rocks in part of the cliff.
1/250 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′16″N 2°50′2″W
Water bubbling up from under the sands.
1/250 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′18″N 2°50′2″W

Then we followed the footpath into Silverdale town, had a quick look at the shore there, and walked along the road for a bit before taking another footpath towards a ‘well’.

Well? (Looks more like a walled pond to me.)
1/250 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′44″N 2°49′15″W
Water dripping from a low inland cliff beside it.
1/60 at f2.8, 23mm, ISO1600 54°9′44″N 2°49′15″W

The footpath continued directly to that cliff.

Footpath. Just about.
1/60 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′46″N 2°49′15″W

We got a bit lost at this point and walked along the top of the cliff, where Dad surprised a sleeping owl (I heard it shriek but didn't see it). Eventually we found the right path and walked back to the house for lunch.

Sunday afternoon

For an afternoon walk we went south to Jenny Brown’s Point - starting through the town, then along a nice clifftop path, and finally walking along the sands near the Point.

Sands, looking out across the bay.
1/1000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′14″N 2°49′42″W

The line of rock was constructed for a Victorian land reclamation project. Apparently, they ran out of money in 1885.

Reclamation project.
1/1000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′14″N 2°49′36″W
Old railway wagons used as huts on a nearby quarry.
1/125 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′13″N 2°49′28″W
Stream running into the bay.
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′14″N 2°49′15″W
Angled concrete roadbed and chimney at Jenny Brown‘s Point.
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′15″N 2°49′9″W

The tall chimney was reputedly part of a copper smelting plant, but it isn’t clear whether this is actually true (or what else it might have been used for otherwise).

Angled concrete again.
1/320 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′15″N 2°49′8″W
Looking up the chimney.
1/125 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′17″N 2°49′7″W

We continued inland toward the marshy area of Leighton Moss before turning uphill and back toward Silverdale.

Stream running toward the bay, including signboard.
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′21″N 2°48′55″W
Marshy area near path.
1/250 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′24″N 2°48′51″W
Rock pavement in the hillside woods.
1/250 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′29″N 2°48′59″W

At about this point the weather started to look rather threatening so we picked up the pace and headed back directly.

Hills and clouds.
1/125 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′5″N 2°49′13″W

We made it to the house twenty minutes before the thunderstorm.

Monday morning

Roadside fence.
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′23″N 2°49′21″W

Monday afternoon

We took an afternoon walk following some of the route we‘d abandoned at the end of yesterday, and ending at the Pepperpot.

Window of a house being demolished.
1/1000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′2″N 2°49′2″W
Woods with rock.
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Y tree.
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X tree.
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Ruined cottage in woods (possibly Eaves Cottage).
1/250 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′41″N 2°49′4″W
Looking up this chimney too.
1/125 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′41″N 2°49′4″W
Tree that isn‘t shaped like a letter.
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′40″N 2°49′7″W

The Pepperpot is at the top of the hill - it’s visible for quite a long distance. It was built to commemorate Queen Victoria‘s Golden Jubilee, and is really quite ugly.

Ugly pepperpot.
1/1000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′40″N 2°49′36″W
Pretty view.
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Pepperpot again.
1/1000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′40″N 2°49′36″W

Monday evening

Dad and I went down to see the cove at sunset.

View from the drive of the house, which is called ‘Bay View’. Fair enough.
1/250 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′35″N 2°49′53″W
Cliff, wall, trees, and moon.
1/60 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′20″N 2°50′3″W
View across the river just before sunset.
1/1000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′20″N 2°50′5″W
Across the bay.
1/125 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′23″N 2°50′11″W
Looking back toward the sun.
1/125 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′26″N 2°50′14″W

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