To Blackpool by Charabanc

When we left Preston we had a few days left before we were due to leave the Lancaster so we headed back up to Garstang where we caught the bus to Blackpool.

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We were thinking of taking the lift up the tower but at £25 we gave that a miss. Instead we took a walk down the North Pier….

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…had a stroll along the beach when the tide went out a bit…..

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…examined the South Pier from underneath.

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There was a lifeguard on duty….

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….but there wasn’t a lot for him to do so he just sat on his quad bike and looked cool.

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We had a look at the Pleasure Beach……

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….but were definitely not tempted by the rides!

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I took a photograph of this statue of a strong man on the back of a horse. It looks enormous here….

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….but from another angle you can see that it’s actually quite small…..

SmallStatueCoaster….while the sculptures of whale flukes that double up as seating areas really are enormous.

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Apart from a stroll along the beach Blackpool didn’t offer much to tempt a pair of cynical old codgers – not even a ride in a ‘fairy’ coach.

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We just wandered around looking a touch bemused by it all, had lunch, bought the compulsory sticks of Blackpool Rock and headed back to the boat on the bus.

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