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.
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
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.