The Story Behind the Photo: August 24, 2008

Dark and brooding sands of Lancaster.

Toward the end of August 2008 my wife, son and I took a trip from Sheffield to visit Lancashire. We stayed in a sea-view hotel in Morecambe, and the vast tracts of empty sand fascinated me. It’s said that the tide comes in here faster than a galloping horse, and indeed a few foolhardy folk have ventured out too close to the changing of the tide, and have been lost.

On the way back, we drove over the Snake Pass, which is astonishingly not only a narrow winding road over some of the highest parts of the Peak District, but also forms one of the few major thoroughfares from Sheffield to Manchester – two of the largest towns in the north of England.

Daily Photos: April 16, 2009 (Watch Tower)

Watch Tower

Why is this here? What does it do?

Also from our trip to the Isle of Wight, this odd little watch tower.

Daily Photos: April 15, 2009 (Walking on Ryde Beach)

Walking on Ryde Beach

What fun to explore the beach!

We would go on family trips when we lived in England – to Cornwall, Lancaster, and many other places, too. This is from Ryde Beach on the Isle of Wight.