Walking in Sunshine

08:30:00

Hello!
(I need to learn more words for hello!)

With this lovely, kinda, weather we've been having recently I've been trying to make the most of it. Living on the coast, it can be beautiful in the sunshine and everyone is out walking their dogs and buying ice creams.

Before Edmond went back to university we went for a little walk in a place that some will call Fairhaven, but really it is just in Ansdell. If you don't know where Ansdell is then it is in between Lytham and St Annes - yes they are two different towns. If you don't know where Lytham and St Annes are or as you may know it, Lytham St Annes, then it's near Blackpool. For those of you further away from the UK, or if you aren't very good at geography, Blackpool is about an hour away from Manchester which is in the North West of England. Feeling like you've had a geography lesson now? Yeah, me too! It's sometimes difficult to explain roughly where I live when it's such a little town! Does anyone else get that? It's always the worst when I go abroad and people ask me where I'm from!

So anyway, we went for a little walk. It was sunny and warm-ish. There's a lake and a small beach/sandy area. It was a nice little walk.

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Fairhaven Lake in the Sun
Ok, so that was the extremely short version of what happened. Fairhaven lake is a beautiful place to visit on a lovely day like this was. Even better when it's a lot warmer! Although pretty much everything was closed, it wasn't weird. It was actually quite nice for it not be as busy as I've previously seen it, but it wasn't as desolate as you'd imagine. It was peaceful and surprisingly relaxing for me.

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Boats by the Lake

During the summer, you can hire boats and take a trip on water across the lake. I've done it so many times and yet it just doesn't seem to get old. A motor boat can hold up to 5 people so it's a great day out for you and a small bunch of friends, or of course you and your family. On this day it was closed so we weren't able to go on a mini boating trip but it was calming to see the water so gentle.

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Boat on the Lake

Just by Fairhaven Lake is the beach! Welcome to the coast, where there does happen to be a lot of beach but it's very rare we actually see any sea. The lake my look very pretty but the sea tends to be way too full of sand so it's not quite the same colour as the Caribbean sea, it's more of a grey. Even so, it's still a wonderful sight to see when the weather allows it.

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Muddy Beach

Trust me, there's some sand there somewhere. If you walk closer to the sea then you'll see it. I have a funny feeling that this area isn't actually the sea and that it's part of the Ribble Estuary but ah well. It might also look quite messy but that's the fault of the tide. I got muddy shoes but the ice cream I devoured whilst walking through the muddy sand was delicious. Good ol' Mr Whippy! I love it!

Fairhaven Lake and the area around it brings back a lot of memories for me. I used to go to swimming lessons as a kid nearby and I remember times when my Dad would park up in the car park at Fairhaven Lake to show me the hills in Wales that you can see across the sea. I also remember my Dad teaching me how to drive a car (automatic) just before I turned 16. I've got a lot of good memories from Fairhaven.

If you're ever up North, I'd suggest definitely checking Fairhaven out! Every time I go there, I have a wonderful time.

Is there somewhere you like to visit that reminds you of your childhood? How've you been spending your time in this lovely weather (ignoring the odd spells of rain)?

See you soon!
- KC xx

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48 comments

  1. It looks gorgeous, I bet there's plenty of wildlife around too.

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  2. You are so lucky to live by the sea, that is where I would love to end up one day :)

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    1. It gets cold but it's beautiful when there's sun!

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  3. Sounds like you've had the best weather for this time of the year. I wish I lived by the sea and could walk around on the beach x

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    1. It's not actually been too bad at all, starting to rain now though!

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  4. How lucky are you to live where you do, I would love to live near the sea x

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    1. It can be chilling but it has it's perks!

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  5. that looks so pretty! Growing up near a beach is so lucky, I grew up near one too :)

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  6. It looks like a beautiful place! I live on the coast too and I love it, we are so lucky. xx

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    1. whereabouts? best place to be in the sun!

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  7. I love the idea of hiring a boat during the summer and riding out across the lake and like you I don't think I would get bored of it either!

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    1. I try to do it every year! It's so fun!

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  8. I'm actually from fleetwood and I haven't been to Ansdell in years. Last time was probably before I started uni so that was back in 2009 haha

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    1. Funnily enough, I haven't been to fleetwood for quite a while! Always nice to know there a fellow bloggers around! Would be great to meet up!

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  9. Such a lovely post. Looks like a stunning place, you've captured some fantastic photos.

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  10. I would absolutely love to live by the sea, sitting and listening to the waves is total relaxation for me x

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  11. Lovely post. I would love to live by the sea. It would be so beautiful.

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  12. What a pretty area! It does look really peaceful. It's just starting to warm up here again. We don't have a place like this nearby though!

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  13. It's a beautiful day here today and I am going to make the most of the weather and go for a walk!

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  14. Wow these pictures are stunning! It looks like such an amazing place to visit!

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  15. It looks like a beautiful place.. I've never heard of it, but maybe that's good thing. When Ivisit I'm hoping it won't be overly crowded ;)

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    1. Let me know if you do visit! It shouldn't be, it doesn't normally get too overcrowded!

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  16. It looks like a lovely place to visit, great photos.

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  17. What a view - I don't care if the sea is sandy, it still looks impressive. Fair haven sounds a great place to visit.

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    1. Fair haven lake itself definitely is!

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  18. Unfortunately I have been working whilst the sun has been shining. Sad times. However, I loved looking at your photos!

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  19. Your photos are stunning! Looks like a lovely place to visit! X

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  20. Huh, I've always just known it as 'Lytham St Anne's' so I always assumed they were the same place! You learn something new every day ;)

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    1. at least you know of it, not many people do!

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  21. I bet it's amazing living so close to the beach. To just have the freedom to hop in the car or even walk if you're close enough and be on a beach in the sunshine, renting a boat sounds perfect

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    1. I have to get in the car to get to here as it would be a bit of a long walk but theres a beautiful area within walking distance to me that's lovely in the sun :D

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  22. The water looks so calming! I love to visit Weardale, as that area really reminds me of times gone by! xxx

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  23. I haven't travelled much in the UK but Fairhaven looks like a really lovely place so I'd love to visit one day!

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  24. I get asked all the time where I am from when abroad so I just say Oxford as that's the closet to my little village. Lovely post

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    1. I have work my way down a list of places and hope they know somewhere! Most the time I leave it at England though haha

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