Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

Fylde Coast Musings – a voyage of #discovery through #photography

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So, it’s a little over 3 months since we arrived back in UK after our 12 years sojourn in Limassol, Cyprus…. and boy, isn’t life different!

Firstly, the weather:
How crap is the Great British weather  😦
We’ve been terribly spoiled during our 12 summers in “Sunny Cyprus” where after 3 months in UK and looking back makes me think the sun must have shone every day. Okay, they reckon on average Cyprus has 340 days of sunshine and yep, I reckon that’s about right!

In UK however, completely the opposite – we must have 340 days of rain here!
Put it this way, for every sunny day we’ve had so far since our return it seems to be we get 2 – 3 rainy or miserable days….. we’ve just experienced 3 rather pleasant sunny days on the trot with a temperature of around 22 degrees Celsius. That was Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We were promised it from Monday but that weather forecast fell on deaf ears and it was cloudy until rather late in the afternoon.

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Today (Friday) we’ve woken up to wind and rain at around 07:00hrs. It’s still raining, still windy right now at 12:26hrs – with, get this…. a whole 15 degrees Celsius.
Photo: taken just now from my desk by the window…

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This weather pattern is due to follow for the next few days, or shall I say that according to my mobile phone weather app, we’re stuck with it until Wednesday of next week!

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As the saying goes “make hay whilst the sun shines” and that’s what we’ve been doing! We bought ourselves a little motor after about 6 weeks or so from our return. We’re sticking with the “Greek” theme here and purchased a sweet Kalos 1.4SX produced by Chevrolet. It’s already taken us on several journeys around our new locality.

The Kalos performs well, it even has air-conditioning (yeah, yeah I know…. we’re not likely to be using that much). Sadly, it’s a manual gearbox which is a bit of a dampner, for me anyway – but hubby is happy enough with that. She even has alloy wheels, Woo Hoo 🙂

Here she is on our drive…. we haven’t christened her yet. We love the colour!

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We’ve journeyed as far as Morecambe, Lancashire so far – but we have a bigger journey coming up at the weekend when we will make our way to Manchester for a friends’ birthday celebration.

Where we’ve been to date:

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Sunny Morecambe

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Bilsborrow near Garstang

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Owd Nells & Guys Thatched – Bilsborrow

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Eric Morecambe in Sunny Morecambe

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Marton Mere holiday park (a stop off in the middle of DIY shopping)

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Blackpool and The Big One

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Skippool Creek near Thornton Cleveleys

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The City of Lancaster

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The City of Lancaster

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Cleveleys and the RAF Red Arrows

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Glasson Dock

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Glasson Dock canalside

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Church at Glasson Dock

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Got my “Cemetery Fix” at Glasson Dock

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Loving It In Lytham

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Loving It In Lytham

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Windy Harbour caravan park – at the end of the M55

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Wrea Green

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Wrea Green

In case you’re wondering whereabouts in the world we now live – it’s a little place unknown to most people, unless you’re from the North West of UK. We’re on the mouth of the Wyre Estuary where the river Wyre meets the Irish Sea – directly across the river from Fleetwood, the village of Knott End on Sea, Lancashire.

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Putting Knott End on Sea on the map

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Knott End Cafe by the ferry jetty

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Knott End View of Fleetwood

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Knott End Jetty – where the river meets the sea

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River Wyre and Fleetwood by the public footpath access across Knott End Golf Course.

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Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Fylde Coast Musings – a voyage of #discovery through #photography

  1. Hi My brother(from Ireland) used to work in Cyprus and my wife and I spent many a holiday with them. I like the people,the scenery and generally enjoy going to Cyprus. We have been to quite a few of the places you photographed. After one particularly enjoyable holiday in Cyprus I sent a letter to the Cyprus Tourist Office in Tel Aviv telling them how much we enjoyed their little BIG BIG country! Thank you

    Jeffrey Jacobson Israel

    On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 2:40 PM, Cyprus Life – in pictures wrote:

    > cypruspictures posted: “So, it’s a little over 3 months since we arrived > back in UK after our 12 years sojourn in Limassol, Cyprus…. and boy, > isn’t life different! Firstly, the weather: How crap is the Great British > weather 😦 We’ve been terribly spoiled during our 12 summe” >

    • Hi Jeffrey, thank you for your comments. It’s on a day like today (yes, it’s still raining here in UK almost 6hrs since it started) that I really miss Cyprus.
      I didn’t work on Friday’s for the last 8 months or so there so today – we would have been at the beach 😦

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