This week’s post for Thursday Doors is one I’ve already published in The Wrecks of Skippool Creek.  I was reminded of it when we passed the signpost to The Creek yesterday on the way to Fleetwood, which was once a prominent deep sea fishing port but since the decline of that industry is now re-establishing itself as a resort with lots to see and to photograph. (I feel a blog or two about Fleetwood coming on!)

This door, The Door to No. 82, is on one of the many tumbledown, though still well-used, jetties at The Creek.

Skippool Creek has a fascinating history of worldwide trading (and smuggling) but today is part boat graveyard and part sailing club. It’s a most unusual place and one I must revisit soon.

Jetty skippool creek

Welcome to No. 82 ©HelenBushe


I love the fact that the door is firmly locked as there is nothing on the other side.


Norm 2.0 · 28 May 2016 at 14:36

A fun shot indeed – nice find 🙂

    HMB · 28 May 2016 at 16:51

    Thanks Norm

Marga Demmers · 27 May 2016 at 14:10

Another picturesque place, I love the picture! Maybe behind the door there is a platform above the only place where fish keep coming to play, the owner’s secret.

    HMB · 28 May 2016 at 16:55

    Thanks Marga. I like the idea of fish playing in secret.

Laurie Graves · 27 May 2016 at 13:59

Who knows? Maybe there is something on the other side. Some kind of magic portal…

    HMB · 28 May 2016 at 16:54

    Thanks Laurie. Maybe for the ghosts of sailors past?

Jean Reinhardt · 26 May 2016 at 22:27

Skippool Creek sounds like an interesting place. That boat looks like it has just crashed into the jetty. Great shot, Helen.

    HMB · 26 May 2016 at 22:28

    There must be a dozen boats at a dozen jetties like this. The place is quite surreal. And then there are some fancy boats as well. Thanks for visiting.

thegirlthatdreamsawake · 26 May 2016 at 16:33

I Love This !!! 🙂

    HMB · 26 May 2016 at 16:34

    Thanks. It’s a fabulous place for a photographer.

      thegirlthatdreamsawake · 26 May 2016 at 16:35

      I can see that! Where is it?

        HMB · 26 May 2016 at 16:38

        It’s called SKIPPOOL CREEK in NW England. 1/2 hour or so away me. So I don’t know why I don’t go there more often. If you google it you’ll find it but it’s not a town or a village or anything .

          thegirlthatdreamsawake · 26 May 2016 at 17:08

          I was hoping to place a visit but i am n Switzerland Maybe one day.. Never know 🙂

          HMB · 26 May 2016 at 17:12

          Yes it’s a long way! And come on the wrong day/week you’d be up to your neck in mud.

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