Photo Essay

Sunsets in "our back garden"


We are very fortunate to live about 200 yards from the beach in a once world famous fishing port named FLEETWOOD. We are on the north west coast of England in Morecambe bay[Town County Population

Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria 59,256

Morecambe Lancashire 45,000

Fleetwood Lancashire 26,840

Ulverston Cumbria 11,210

Heysham Lancashire 6,500

Grange-Over-Sands Cumbria 4,000 ]

The IRISH SEA is the main water in Morcambe bay.Morecambe Bay is a large bay in northwest England, nearly due east of the Isle of Man and just to the south of the Lake District National Park. It is the largest expanse of intertidal mudflats and sand in the United Kingdom, covering a total area of 310 km2 (120 sq mi).

We have the most beautiful sunsets here and we love nothing more than walking on the beach looking for sea glass and driftwood and most of all capturing the fantastic sunsets there.

The main photo is of my first sunsets of 2014 as are number 2 and 3

number 4 and 5 era from the last sunset of 2013

number 6 is a self portrait of the sun setting on me

number 7 was taken from ground level featuring one of the many groynes on our beach

number 8 is a reflection shot of the setting sun on the wet sands at EBB tide

number 9 is taken at high tide

number 10 is a shot taken from ground level through the grasses on the sand dunes

finally number 11 the sun saying GOOD NIGHT SWEET DREAMS


We are so lucky to be so near the sea and witness these stunning sunsets. I cannot wait to go out at night to capture them as they are all different as the tides can be in or out the clouds either there or clear skies . But all in all it is a BEAUTIFUL site to witness

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8 responses

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (5 Jan 2014):

    You have a fantastic backyard, Geoff and Jean! Best retirement place ever, right!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (5 Jan 2014):

    Even with all your wild weather such beauty is still there... Even so early in the afternoon. You are indeed lucky to live here.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (5 Jan 2014):

    Your best work! Magnificent sunset collages my Friend! voted!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (6 Jan 2014):

    Each image is so remarkably beautiful and together they make an outstanding photo essay! Voted!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (6 Jan 2014):

    Beautifully documented Geoff.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (7 Jan 2014):

    You definitely have my vote for these beautiful sunsets ....Wonderful collection!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (27 Apr 2015):

    I returned to nominate your photo essay...You are so fortunate to
    see these beautiful sunsets so close to where you live...

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (10 Nov 2015):

    Fantastic. You are so lucky to have this beauty, colors of Mr. Turner!

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