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    Default Lazy Days on and around the Wirral.

    Loads of Photos since its been a great week or so for weather. Some Liverpool shots here, But taken no further than actually on The Mersey, so I think they just about count!!

    Lazy days fishing:



    Even Lazier days watching....



    Ferry, cross the mersey....


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    Woodside Ferry terminal. I believe thats Stanlow, Way off in the background...



    Lovely shot of the Cathedral.



    Finally! They stuck Liverpool on a boat and they're taking it away!!



    The famous One O'Clock Gun. Fired this towards Liverpool every Day at 1pm. Missed every bloody time!!





    Yet another Liverpool over the Mersey shot....



    The Echo Arena, taken from the Ferry.



    Wallasey Town Hall, from the Ferry (Me and the missus were married here..... Incidentally, this building was actually built the wrong way round in error. This should actually have been the front!



    USS Empire State, again, taken from the Ferry.



    Views of Birkenhead & Liverpool from way up on Spooky Bidston Hill, Wirral







    Bidston Observatory. Used to be the timekeeper from which they set the time to fire the one o'clock gun... So the sign by the Urban Farm says.







    Tam O'Shantys Urban Farm, Bidston.







    Leasowe coast, in last weeks Gales.



    Finally (phew!) Seacombe Ferry Terminal.




    OK One last photo. I included this poignant pic because of the Irony. It may look like nothing, but until 6 Months ago, the last surviving U-Boat in the UK was situated here, next to the East/West Float. Now its being overgrown with Poppies. A truly sad statement.

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    Great pics and very interesting info about an area that I don't know too well.

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    Great views! Shows the Wirral off well! If ever you want somewhere different to get some Liverpool views from, try the top of Argyle Street or New Ferry.

    It is good to see some views from Eastern Wirral too!
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    Thanks Corky, I enjoyed looking at those.

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    great pics Corky
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    Thanks.

    Wallasey, I think I know where you mean and did go that way a few weeks back. Don't think they turned out too well. I'll dig them out.

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    Cracker pics Corky

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    Thanks...

    Do remember on the ferry asking someone jokingly to move away with his giant camera because he made me feel inadequate with my Fuji!!

    Heres one from a couple of weeks back at Egremont...



    Royden Park






    Birkenhead Priory:





    Stanlow



    Liscard Hall (Taken with an Iphone)


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    OK, I'm struggling a little with low light/night shots. I have a Fujipix S5700 Camera. I know the colour can be pale with this, but I do try to help the worst ones out a little...

    I can alter ISO, Shutter Speeds and Aperture.

    ISO up to 1600.

    Speed up to 1000

    Aperture goes from 3.5 to 6.8 then up to 13.5.

    Also has finepix settings color and Chrome. Whats the difference?

    Anyone help me try to figure What sort of settings are best for a low light/Night shot based on those settings?

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    OK Heres todays walkabout.....

    Thursaston - Wirrals answer to the Devon coast! High Cliffs, views and a beach!

    You really think I READ signs?



    Follow this path to certain doom from a cliff!



    ...But the view is worth it!





    Mrs Corky thanked me several times for these steps down to the beach....Especially on the way UP!



    I love this tree, half way down the steps!



    Shore House, on the beach



    Those Cliffs....



    Connors Quay, Queensferry (Wales). Views from a good few miles away from Thursaston and Parkgate... This Power Station (as well as Stanlow and a couple others) forms part of a OMD/Peter Saville Music and Video Installation at FACT in November...



    And Queensferry Bridge...







    Parkgate. Great Fudge & Ice Creams here!!



    A Battleship recieving repairs in Wallasey Docks. Took a lot of risks taking this, and a lot of persuasion from security!! We did a runner when we heard Sirens!!
    The Last shot was taken from Wallasey Rowing Club...






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    Which way grandad ?.They are replacing the old signposts on the New Brighton to Seacombe prom but they haven`t removed some old ones yet.
    The old one had one of its arms moved a few years ago showing Seacombe ferry terminus across the water.
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    Great images again Corky and Exacta!

    I didn't know the old signs down on the prom were getting replaced!
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    Wheres the shore house on the beach? Is It parkgate?

    Any easy way to get to Parkgate though without gettting a train to Bidston then to Parkgate from Bidston?
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    Max: The house is at Thurstaston Shore (between Cadly/West Kirby and Heswall)

    As far as Parkgate is concerned...the 487 goes to Neston/Parkgate depending on the time...if it drops you off in Neston, Parkgate is a mile down a hill. I would suggest you buy a Arriva North West Day ticket at £3.70 (your Liverpool Zone doesn't extend over the water sadly!)

    Neston does have a station, but the trains are infrequent and you would have to change in Bidston. The bus is every 30 mins from Castle/Sir Thomas Street and runs through Tranmere, Bebington and Thornton Hough Village.

    Hope this is of some use!

    EDIT: If your after Thurstaston, Get the 71 Operated by First Wirral to Irby and then you will have a good walk to the shore.
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    Thanks but I might get the train all the way to west kirby then cycle straight on Column Road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Thanks but I might get the train all the way to west kirby then cycle straight on Column Road.
    Theres that..or the Wirral Way which begins at West Kirby Station (opposide the Baths) and continues to Thustaston and Parkgate.

    Column Road is pleasant but has is a little dangerous...the Irby Crossroads being one of the most notorious junctions on Wirral.
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    Does the Wirral way have good pathways for cycles?

    Last time I went on a way I walked around a whole shoreline all the way from Oglets Lane to Garston's Brunswick street on the Mersey way, the Airports totally ruined that way.
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    Not posted many of these for a while







    West Kirby












    Stanlow....




    Meols




    New Brighton








    Leasowe






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    The clown sculpture on New Brighton prom

    Leasowe beach

    Algae on the sea wall at Leasowe

    World war2 pill box at Leasowe



    We left Kirkby at 10.30, bus 2 trains and we were in the Tea Junction cafe outside New Brighton station at 12.00,having a bin lid breakfast (large barm cakes the size of dinner plates filled with bacon,egg,black puddings,tomatoes and beans) before walking from New Brighton to Moreton on the seafront then catching the train home.
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    Leasowe Castle and Golf course
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    Nice pics Joe
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    Great pics

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    Crabbing is in full swing on New Brighton`s marine lake

    Is this the latest craze ?

    Does this beat crabbing ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    Does this beat crabbing ?
    Dunno! but its a cheap way of getting across the Mersey.

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    Wallasey Lions show in Vale Park

    The bandstand in Vale Park with the names of famous composers around the top
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    Great pics again Joe. You do get about

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    Liverpool bay from the coastal path at Leasowe,ideal cycling way with no traffic to contend with.
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    incoming tide at Meols on the Wirral

    Liverpool bay windmills from Meols in the rain

    from Meols by Bennets lane
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    Looking towards Liverpool

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    As usual, great photos. I live near these places and never knew how good they can look. Well done.

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