One of our favourite places on the Wirral (apart from Post Sunlight) is Parkgate, a slightly weird place in that it was a port and is now totally silted up and instead of overlooking water you have views of the marsh and the estuary.
It was a beautiful sunny day on Saturday and we enjoyed lunch overlooking the marsh and watching three herons being mobbed by seagulls.
I haven't been there at spring and autumn high-tides but believe it is very busy then as the tide drives the birds and the small mammals towards the land and the 'promenade' is full of twitchers. What we did see was a weasel (or a stoat - I always get them mixed up), coming out of the grass carrying it's prey and crossing the footpath. Not on this stretch but on the footpath a little further north - here.
We stayed on a perfect campsite at Thurstaston a little further up the coast on the cliffs above the beach - yes it was a proper beach this time.
This was taken on our Sunday morning walk looking over the estuary to the mountains of Wales.
Later on we drove up to West Kirby, hoping to walk round the marine lake but the tide was in. The causeway runs right round and is covered at high tide but once the tide starts to fall you can walk between the sea and the lake and from the shore look as though you are walking on water.
The tide fell as we walked back to the van so I took this photo of a woman walking round the lake - see what I mean about the optical illusion?
Raining again today (what a surprise) so I may just get out the stamps and have a play - see you on WOYWW tomorrow.