|Driving home this afternoon, I had the nasty thought that I wrote Styles in yesterday’s story when I knew perfectly well that I went to Styal. I checked up & sure enough I’d misspelled it not once but 3 times. My apologies & the only excuse I can offer is that I was writing under very adverse circumstances.
I needed to work out what I’m going to do this week so my first stop was the Tourist Information centre in Cleveleys (I also spelled than wrong yesterday). It’s an interesting little town, on the coast north of Blackpool & had lots of shops selling nice-looking clothes so I enjoyed walking along its main street.
When I finally found the Tourist Information it was closed but they had kindly put a notice on the door saying the place at Fleetwood was open on Sundays. So after buying a quite nice lilac top, I proceeded to Fleetwood which is also on the coast north of Cleveleys.
I found the Tourist Information & the young girl was quite useless but I picked up lots of brochures. The girl didn’t know of any WiFi hotspots around but she could direct me to a McDonald’s which usually have free WiFi. I was in luck & could check my e-mails & send off yesterday’s story.
It rained this morning but the afternoon was bright & sunny so I decided to check out Blackpool. I’ve been trying to think how to describe it but Blackpool isn’t like anything I’ve seen before. A bit like Las Vegas without the casinos but quite different.
The thing that impressed me most was that it went on for mile after mile. I’ve since read that the main esplanade stretches for 7 miles. I must go back at night because there’s street illuminations for that whole distance, plus 3 enormous amusement piers with Ferris wheels & roller coasters, plus another huge amusement park, plus a tower that looks like the Eiffel Tower gone wrong. It must be brilliant at night.
I didn’t stop, so couldn’t take photos but I’ll do it properly when I go back. I came home but it was such a lovely afternoon, I walked into Poulton which isn’t far – it took about 15 minutes. It’s a very ancient market town & they still have the whipping post & the wooden stocks in the marketplace.
The best thing was that I found the Library & although it was closed today they had a sign on the door saying they had free WiFi so now I’ll be right for the rest of the week – I’ll just be a day behind.
When I got back here I sat in the garden & read all the information I collected so now I can work out my schedule for the week although I think it needs to be Liverpool tomorrow.