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Old August 12th, 2005, 06:10 AM   #1
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Liverpool Bay Area and Mersey Beaches - lets make use of them - more than just a city

Lets gets those beaches used!
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Old August 12th, 2005, 06:13 AM   #2
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I love the stretch of coastline from Crosby to Southport. I'm not quite sure it's Waikiki Beach though.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 12:30 PM   #3
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They are being used.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 04:56 PM   #4
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Wasn't Formby Beach used for a scene in Alfie - the Jude Law one?

They are really nice beaches & have been voted some of the cleanest in Britain a while back.

I can remember I showed this Iranian guy I know a photo of the pinewoods in Formby and he would not accept that the photo was taken in Merseyside, he was convinced I had taken it whilst on holiday in America. He said "nowhere in Britain is that clean or nice" - cheeky twat, bet there's loads of places in Iran like the pinewoods.

I told him to take the train up there and only then he believed me.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 05:22 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Formby is beautiful!

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Old August 13th, 2005, 01:19 AM   #6
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Don't understand anyone who chooses to live inland...






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Old August 14th, 2005, 01:18 PM   #7
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Our Beaches are definitely an asset.

Stunning pictures Mersey Orange.

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Lovely pics Orange. Here is a beach piccy from NB last month, think I posted it on one of the lost threads (sounds like lost gardens), so it's not new.

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Old August 14th, 2005, 01:30 PM   #9
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Ah New Brighton,I love it there.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 01:36 PM   #10
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Wink Crosby Beach.





















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Old August 14th, 2005, 07:14 PM   #11
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You could almost imagine being in the carribean with those pictures above. Yea mon...
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Those new statues are friggin freaky.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 07:46 PM   #13
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Quote:
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Those new statues are friggin freaky.

Bloody hell, they have started walking.. Aaaaargh... They are going to release all their relatives with a whizzer.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 10:25 PM   #14
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If we have the weather they are definitely used.

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Old August 15th, 2005, 12:48 AM   #15
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Thumbs up Hmmmm, just think of that view from a few tall towers!

Wonderful..............
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Old August 15th, 2005, 02:13 AM   #16
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Talacre beach on the point of Ayr (Welsh side of the Dee opposite West Kirby/Hoylake) is busy on hot days. The beach there is fantastic, with sand dunes inland too. However there is a scally infestation during the holidays and on hot weekends.

West Kirby beach is OK too, but my favourite as I've mentioned before is the Hoyle Bank in the middle of the Dee. That really is like a Caribbean beach on a hot Summer day, and you sometimes find yourself sharing it with 50 odd seals! However the bank is enormous so the likelyhood is you won't find them. Sailing out there over two tides with a disposable BBQ and some beers is the bollocks on a swealtering day.

Great pics BTW!
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[QUOTE=TheMerseyOrange]Don't understand anyone who chooses to live inland...





MO you've got to post this image on the urban photo comp it's simply awesome. there is something quite magical about it. A surefire 10/10 from me mate.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 06:51 PM   #18
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I grew up around Crosby and Waterloo and when I was a kid the beech was a bit dirty to be honest. They stuck in a new sewerage refinery somewhere by the docks in the late 80's early 90's and over time it has helped to clean up the area. Untreated sewerage no longer gets pumped out. So it should be too. No-one wants to be camped beside a giant flow of cack. Mersey goldfish as my dad used to call them.

The cleaner waters are attracting wild life too. Reports of dolphins and octopuses etc are not that far between.

I remember my uncle fishing in the Mersey about 20 years ago. As a kid this isn't very stimulating action so I went off and played for a few hours. Guess what he caught ? That's right - sod all. Nothing apart from jellyfish and a bit of seaweed could have survived in the Mersey then. It's a lot cleaner but the beeches between Crosby and Waterloo could do with a bit of investment to tidy up the area. It's been left to go a bit haphazard the past 15 years.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 09:49 PM   #19
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There seems to be all sorts of builders rubble, especially broken bricks in the sand. Is flytipping a problem, and can the councils filter the sand of all rubble.
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Old August 17th, 2005, 04:56 AM   #20
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Exclamation Building `Brick castles` with the rubble.....

Juxtapol, I remember a fair amount of builders rubble in the Crosby beach area in the 1980`s and I dare say illegal tipping still takes place - the best remedy is a more active use of the beaches and complaints to the relevant borough councils, be it Liverpool (Hale area etc), Sefton or Wirral.

Although with a few more tower blocks and a pair of binoculars.......lol

Since positive action was taken in the late eighties around New Brighton with the coastal groins around `Fort Perch Rock` sand has returned aplenty and is no longer scoured off the rocks by the wave action and the sand quality is very good I think.

As Zod says with the Mersey water quality now so much improved the beaches are a tremendous asset.

The only reason so many apartments are being built along the Thames and Canary Wharf is that London was also forced into cleaning the Thames which was at one time no better than a smelly open sewer.

It should be remembered that the Mersey was once an abundant Salmon river......and water quality has to be good to support Salmon........

Salmon has also returned to some stretches of the Thames.

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