Thursday, July 20, 2017

Iron Men looking out to sea

We left Derwent6 at 11.00am and walked up to central station where we got the train towards Southport.
Al had always wanted to see Antony Gormley's  Iron men at Crosby Beach just north of Liverpool, so it was a good chance to see them.
The train took about 20 minutes and was only £3.00 return to go, so it was a no brainer for us..
We were a bit silly really because we went out there in summer vests and to be fair it was a bit cold with the north wind blowing in our faces.
We were surprised that the sand was very soft and could see why this spot had been picked by Antony Gormley. There are 100 of these sculptures spread over 2 miles and they go about half a mile into the sea.
Some of the statues had been clothed by members of the public and looked very real with the real people walking along the beach.
After about half an hour we had to get a coffee somewhere and found a Leisure centre which did a five star rated hot chocolate.
We then walked back to the station and got the train back to Liverpool city centre. We did some shopping at Liverpool One before stopping off for an afternoon tea and heading back to Derwent6.
By this time the sun had come out and it was very nice sitting out the front with a few nibbles.. Mark and Sian came back a bit later and we chatted about what we had done and what we will do tomorrow.. This was going to be a dry day and an early night, I'm sure we will be back on it tomorrow..

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