6 January, 2013
In an attempt to squeeze every drop out of the holiday before we are back at work tomorrow we spent the day on the Wirral. It is one of my favourite coastal areas at the moment. We drove to the Wirral Country Park and walked up the beach from Thurstaston to West Kirby and back again. It's amazing that such an unspoilt area with views across the peninsula to Wales is always pretty quiet. Afterwards we hopped back in the car and went to Parkgate for our tea. If you've never been it's definitely worth a visit as it is a seaside town without any sea. Once an important port and resort, the twentieth century saw the estuary gradually silt up meaning the water no longer comes in. So now in its place are marshes that act as a home to wildlife. Despite this Parkgate still looks and feels 'seasidey' with a famous Art Deco ice cream parlour, chippy, four pubs and a hotel.
By the way the picture is of my stylish friend Diane in completely inappropriate walking attire.