The Sea Ogre at Sunset Cleveleys Mythic coast

The Sea Ogre at Sunset

This week’s OddBall is the Sea Ogre at Sunset. The Sea Ogre is one of the characters in the children’s book “The Sea Swallow” by Gareth Thomson, Wyre’s Mythic Coast Artwork trail brings a magical element to the Cleveleys seafront. Striking structures have brought to life The Sea Swallow – Read more…

Boats of Skippool Creek

Boats, ships, craft, tubs, yachts, cruisers, dinghies, barges, canoes, rowers, kayaks, catamarans are all lying around here. Everything except an ark….. though it wouldn’t surprise me if I find one next time. There are big boats and little boats There are new boats which look as though they really can Read more…

Wrecks of Skippool Creek

In its heyday  in the 1600 and 1700’s, Skippool and its sister port of Wardleys (across the creek) handled more cargo than Liverpool. Russian boats brought flax and cotton for the mills, boats from Africa carried guano to be used for fertilizer, and rum, tobacco and sugar came in from Read more…

Colours of Skippool Creek

Second chapter of my homage to Skippool Creek, this time focusing on colours. Oh, there’s plenty still to come from yesterday’s jaunt there – we still have to admire the wrecks, the patterns in the mud, the nice new shiny yachts – but that’s for the next rainy day. Today…..let Read more…

Signs of Skippool Creek

Going to Skippool Creek is like going back in time, but not to anywhere I’ve ever seen the likes of before. Its like I would imagine a Twilight Zone to be, but in a good way. I love the place and it’s certainly great for photography. There are small boats Read more…

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