Wednesday 19 October 2011

Stormy skies over Arnside

Alongside the pier at Arnside is this drinking fountain, dedicated to a young boy called Richard Moberley Clayton (Dick) Grosvenor 1899 - 1903. Dick died of appendicitis and the memorial was erected by his grandparents.

The drinking fountain has become a starting point for the famous Cross Bay Walk. The walk is guided and runs only at certain times of the year, as the sands are notoriously treacherous. Morecambe Bay has a tidal bore which comes sweeping up the Kent Estuary, drowning miles of exposed sandbanks incredibly quickly. People have died!

The storm clouds were brewing as we prepared to recommence our homeward journey. Fortunately, we were turning southward into the remainder of the sunshine, but the rain still caught us up just north of Manchester!


  1. I love Arnside - we go there for the day sometimes, usually taking in Silverdale as well. The estuary is fascinating and has superb bird life at certain times of the day.

  2. Spectacular photo of the Albion! Talk about being in the right place at the right time with the right equipment! Congratulations! Have it enlarged and framed and hung in the Albion!