Now I’m going to include all the little towns and villages I left out of the first two sections on the Wirral – or is it – In the Wirral? There is a debate as which is the correct way to say it. I’ll let the folks in or on the Wirral duke it out!
If I lived in England I think West Kirby would be a good place to live! It’s beautiful, has a magnificent seashore and the Marine Walk is a great promenade for walking, socializing, feeling the sea breeze, sailing on the Marine Lake, a man-made lake, making it possible to even sail during low tide!
West Kirby is a town on the north-west corner of the Wirral Peninsula in Merseyside, England, at the mouth of the River Dee. To the north-east lies Hoylake, to the east Grange and Newton, and to the south-east Caldy. WIKIPEDIA.
Getting ready to walk the promenade around Marine Lake.
Marine Lake is man-made and is large enough to hold sailing events, sailboarding and many more water related activities including: canoeing, kayaking, and power-boating.
During low tide it is possible to hike to HILBRE ISLAND, a TIDAL ISLAND, meaning it’s important to time your visit just right or you may have to wait for the tide to change before geting back to land!
Iona Abbey is located in the Inner Hebrides Islands on the Isle of Iona on the west side of Scotland. It is one of Scotland’s most historic and sacred sites, well worth seeing. It is very peaceful and beautiful. For more history on the buildings and crosses read here.
St. John’s Cross
Right behind the St. John’s cross is the St. Columba’s Shrine
Inside St. Columba’s Shrine
Here are some views inside the abbey.
I enjoyed this tour of Iona and Mull the best of all my sightseeing here in Scotland. Here is a view of the Forth Bridge and building of the new one on our way home.
Dancers on a string
Guided by fingers above
When sightseeing in Glasgow I came across this interesting art mural. I love wall art! This one happened to be on a building right next to the tour bus I was about to get on, so I didn’t get to see if Glasgow had a plethora of wall artists or if this was just one of a few. I came across an interesting article titled The Wonderful World of Glasgow Street Art and Graffiti. It looks like there is plenty of wall art in Glasgow, so I’ll definitely keep my eyes peeled on my next visit to this wonderful city!