Hello. The signal is intermittent tonight, but I'll soldier on and type a bit slower so it can keep up. I made Chorley, 21 miles walked today. The first two hours was on tarmac out of Southport. Then across fields, along farm tracks, canal tow paths, and some minor roads, so a bit of allsorts really.
I passed a big Tesco on the way into Chorley and got some yellow sticker food for a picnic in the room. A woman kindly gave me some information about a couple of B & B's that I might try, so I followed her directions. The first one I tried was full, but the landlady invited me in because there was another walker there, who had booked a room but there was a mix up and she couldn't accommodate him. She felt obliged to find him a bed elsewhere, but she wasn't having much luck on the phone, it seems everywhere was full. Then she got us both in her car and took us a few miles to a Motel that she knew of. Yes, they had two rooms, so here I am at the Charnock Farm. They don't serve breakfast here, so she is coming back at eight in the morning to take us back to her place where we can eat. What a palaver, but at £45 for the room and I'll have to pay her for breakfast it's still cheaper than the Premier Inn.
The weather wasn't kind today, it was what I would call mizzle. Not rain but heavy mist, I didn't get wet, but it was not good for photographs. No sun and very overcast.
I walked past this beautiful church on the way out of Southport.
Coming into Burscough there is a grave yard for old fairground rides and trucks. These two don't look too bad, but most are complete wrecks and are rotting away.
From then on it was a long trek over fields towards Eccleston, which then joined a road into the village. I love this twisted tree.
Time for a bit if relaxation. I'll catch you tomorrow. Toodle pip.