Wednesday 16th March 2016 – 580.61 miles
We said our goodbyes to our room at the Adelphi Hotel. Such a grandiose interior.
Called in to Cotswold Outdoors to collect the tent pole. No one in the store knew anything about it! After 20 minutes waiting we left the store still with a broken tent pole.
We headed out of town towards Crosby along a very busy road. Fortunately for us there was a Go Outdoors on our way.
We arrived around 2pm – Sasha welcomed us and we asked if there was anyone who could help us. Chris arrived and took us upstairs to the tent department where he spent some time on our pole and replaced a couple of the pieces. Now it is fixed – yay! Thanks Chris.
We sat and had a coffee then we bought a couple of other bits and pieces that we needed – new boots for Dave and some waterproofing spray etc. John, the manager, kindly gave us a discount too; so many thanks to John, Chris and Sasha of Go Outdoors Liverpool.
We carried on walking through Bootle along the main road then turned off left towards Crosby Beach. It wasn’t long before we arrived at “Another Place” – Anthony Gormley’s statues looking out to sea.
There are 100 of them, made from cast iron, stretching along Crosby Beach nearly two miles of the coastline. Glad we came. We needed to top up our water and I went over to ask two guys (Sam and Terry) who were manning the RNLI lifeguard vehicle if they had any. Sam gave me some of his bottled water as they had finished for the day – thanks Sam. Dave chatted to Jack and Danielle parked in their car – they had seen our rucksacks and asked if we were really doing the walk. He gave them our flyer – nice to meet you both.
We watched the sunset which was stunning then we looked for and found a place in the dunes to camp overnight.