British Coastal Road Trip

Day 09 – Barrow-In-Furness to Carlisle

A rather dull day nine as we drove north along the coast from Barrow-In-Furness to Carlise.

 

Photo of the day

Coastal Road Trip, St Bees Lighthouse
St Bees Lighthouse

 

South Walney

Coastal Road Trip, South Walney, Nature Reserve, Piel Castle
First stop of the day was the South Walney Nature Reserve, with its views back north to Piel Castle, which we had seen the evening before from the other side by Rampside.
Coastal Road Trip, South Walney, Nature Reserve, Ranger's Hut
The ranger’s hut at the nature reserve, an Aladdin’s cave of nature related info.
Coastal Road Trip, South Walney, Nature Reserve, Seagull, Jarno
We encountered a very curious (and hungry) friend.

 

Eskmeals

Coastal Road Trip, Eskmeals Beach, MOD Eskmeals
Next to the pebble beach, we found this sign, we moved on quickly…
Coastal Road Trip, Eskmeals, Lake District Views
But behind the beach there were idyllic views over meadows to the Lake District.

 

Ravenglass

Coastal Road Trip, Ravenglass
Cute seaside cottages (very close to the sea on the other side) in the small village of Ravenglass.

 

Sellafield

Coastal Road Trip, Sellafield
The word’s first commercial nuclear power station.  Julian had remembered adverts for the visitor centre as a kid, and was weirdly curious to visit.  However, it seems the visitor centre no longer exists, so instead we made do with these views across the fields.

 

St Bees

Coastal Road Trip, St Bees Lighthouse
More views across fields.  We were trying to get a closer look at St Bees Lighthouse, but down a very narrow quiet country lane we came across private property signs.  So we decided to view from a distance over this golden brown wheat field.

 

Whitehaven

Coastal Road Trip, Whitehaven, Lighthouse
A bit of a tired looking lighthouse at Whitehaven.
Coastal Road Trip, Whitehaven, Harbor, Industrial past
Remains of Whitehaven’s industrial past.

 

Maryport

Coastal Road Trip, Maryport, Lighthouse, Paintings
Next to Maryport Lighthouse there was a display of lighthouse paintings by local school children, so here is one of them to add a bit of colour to day nine of our Coastal Road Trip.
Coastal Road Trip, Maryport Breakwater
A bleak and cold evening at the Maryport breakwater.

 

Siloth

Coastal Road Trip, Siloth
Before heading east along the coast to Carlise we stopped by Siloth, with its surprisingly wide cobbled streets, and long stepped promenade stretching into the distance.

 

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