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

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 ¬†ūüė¶
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.


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…


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!


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 ūüôā

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


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:


Sunny Morecambe


Bilsborrow near Garstang


Owd Nells & Guys Thatched – Bilsborrow


Eric Morecambe in Sunny Morecambe


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


Blackpool and The Big One


Skippool Creek near Thornton Cleveleys


The City of Lancaster


The City of Lancaster


Cleveleys and the RAF Red Arrows


Glasson Dock


Glasson Dock canalside


Church at Glasson Dock


Got my “Cemetery Fix” at Glasson Dock


Loving It In Lytham


Loving It In Lytham


Windy Harbour caravan park – at the end of the M55


Wrea Green


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.

Knott End on Sea

Putting Knott End on Sea on the map

High Tide on the River Wyre, Knott End on Sea (3)

Knott End Cafe by the ferry jetty

High Tide on the River Wyre, Knott End on Sea (5)

Knott End View of Fleetwood

High Tide on the River Wyre, Knott End on Sea (8)

Knott End Jetty – where the river meets the sea

High Tide on the River Wyre, Knott End on Sea (24)

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