Day 156: Lancaster to Morecambe – Haaf & Tomb

England, Lancashire

Lancaster Castle gatehouse, Lancashire.

Judges’ Lodgings, Lancaster, Lancashire.

Front door, Judges’ Lodgings, Lancaster, Lancashire.

The National Westminster bank, formerly the Lancaster Banking Company, Lancashire.

Looks straight to me pal, don’t know what you’re on about. Lancaster, Lancashire.

Magritte in Lancaster, Lancashire.

Crossing the River Lune, Lancaster, Lancashire.

Goal, Lancaster, Lancashire.

Blade, Heaton, Lancashire.

River Lune, low tide, Lancashire.

Lades Marsh, Sunderland, Lancashire.

Tidal road to Sunderland Point, Lancashire.

Margaret Owen, ‘haaf net’ fisherwoman’s House, Sunderland Point, Lancashire.

Sunderland Point, Lancashire.

Middleton Sands, Lancashire.

8th century Rock-cut tombs and sockets for crosses, St Patrick’s Chapel, Heysham, Lancashire.

8th century St Patrick’s Chapel, Heysham, Lancashire.

Sunset at the Rock-cut tombs, St Patrick’s Chapel, Heysham, Lancashire.

Grave cover, St Patrick’s Chapel, Heysham, Lancashire.

Dusk at the Rock-cut tombs, St Patrick’s Chapel, Heysham, Lancashire.

I bumped into fisherwoman Margaret Owen at Sunderland point. She’s the only woman in the UK licensed to use the ancient ‘haaf net’ for catching salmon.

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14 thoughts on “Day 156: Lancaster to Morecambe – Haaf & Tomb”

  1. Love the crooked house, it’s very quirky. I wonder of the floors inside are level? 🙂

    When I saw the shot of the road to Sunderland Point I was expecting to see a photo of Sambo’s Grave at Sunderland but maybe you didn’t see it?

    • I was intending to visit but in the event I wouldn’t have made it to St Patrick’s Chapel before nightfall if I’d detoured to that, I only just made it as it was!

  2. That wonky house is great. What’s going on with the castle. When I was there it was a prison – but the door is open, is it open to the public now? Looks like you did not have much to spare with the tides to Sunderland Point. Hope we’re going to see Eric in Morecambe.

    • Fun isn’t it. Yes the prison closed on 2011, It’s still used as a crown court and guided tours are available throughout the day. I had to wait for the tide to drop to walk to Sunderland point. Editing the next day now – deciding wether Eric will make the selection or not……

  3. “Crossing the River Lune” is a great shot. Do you study the light and loiter until the sun is just right, or do you get lucky? (I haven’t developed the patience yet to loiter for best light…)

    • Thanks, it varies but I mostly make my own luck by walking and if the light isn’t interesting I just move on. ‘Crossing the Lune’ was an opportunity grabbed so I stopped for a minute or two, for ‘Ledes Marsh’ I waited 5 minutes as the light was changing rapidly. At the other end of the scale St Patrick’s chapel was a couple of hours wait as I wanted to capture both sunset and and dusk at that location. Most days I plan about 3 hours for photography and 8-10 hours for walking.

  4. I find the Blade rather eerie. It gave me thoughts of one of the alien machines from War of the Worlds.

    Wonky house set my vertigo off again

  5. Those rock graves are weird, aren’t they? Strange juxtaposition with the power station…and you caught Lancaster on an unusually bright day!

    • I can’t imagine a better place to sleep for eternity though. Don’t worry the previous day I arrived in Lancaster in the rain!

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