Somehow I have managed to not see the sea ALL year so Sarah and Suzi put a day trip in the diary and today we went to Formby, a lovely beach a little north of Liverpool.
There's a remarkable walk through this forest down to the beach.
It's utterly beautiful with lots of busy red squirrels.
We had a picnic on the beach and watched a seagull fly off with our pot of Moroccan hoummous!
The crows were edging in on our lunch too.
It was so good to be by the sea.
We breathed in some good air.
and took lots of pictures between us!
Afterwards we jumped in the car and drove a little further down the coast to Crosby Beach, the home of Antony Gormley's 'Another Place' sculpture. There are an impressive one hundred of these sculptures for a two mile stretch of the beach standing in and out of the sea.
We gave him a heart.