I like to make the most of any day out we have, especially if we travel any distance, so after visiting Another Place and North Meols, we decided to have a trip in to Southport. I've never visited Southport before so I was looking forward to seeing what it was like.
It was getting on in the day by now so we didn't stay long, but we did have a lovely wander round. We strolled through King's Gardens which is currently undergoing a £5 million restoration to its original historic design. There's a fabulous children's adventure playground here which was being very well used.
We always seem to find the crazy golf whenever we visit the seaside.
We paused for a while at Marine Lake to watch people taking rides on power boats as well as the more leisurely Lake Ferry Cruises.
There's plenty of traditional seaside attractions too. This is the most daring ride I go on these days, though I gave it a miss on this occasion.
We may have changed a pound coin or two in to 2p pieces to feed the shove machines. I can't visit the seaside without having a go.
There's an array of shops selling buckets and spades, rock, candy floss and all the other goodies associated with the seaside.
Lord Street is a Victorian canopied boulevard which has speciality shops and designer boutiques set amongst high street stores. We enjoyed having a browse, but I'd love to go back and explore the shopping here some more.
There are some beautiful Victorian arcades too.
So this brings us to the end of our day across the Pennines in Lancashire. We visited three very different places, but I always say that variety is the spice of life. I'd love to have a couple of days away here so that I could see more of Southport as well as visit North Meols again.