It was a really hot day here in UK today and so we headed for the coast. Unfortunately every other person in the country also headed for the coast. On Ainsdale Beach near Southport there’s usually a handful of cars. Today there were hundreds as you can see by the photos. It’s a massive beach so there was still plenty of room but you had to be careful when going for an icecream not to step into the path of an oncoming Nissan Qashqai. Some of the cars were getting stuck in the sand too and groups of men with no shirts on and moobs the colour of Vimto could be seen heaving against Mondeos to try to get them moving. Funny though there was actually a really nice relaxed and friendly feeling there with no sign of any road rage.
I took this photo the other night near to where I live. The most unusual thing about it is there are absolutely no vapour trails from planes. British air space has been completely closed for days due to the eruption of a volcano in Iceland. The dust cloud from it headed straight for the UK. No planes have been allowed to take off or land in the whole of the country. Its caused chaos for a lot of people but on the upside there’s been a strange eerie silence and no sign of a single plane in the sky for days. I quite like it. The restrictions have been eased now so the planes with gradually start to appear again but it was a weird experience and one that apparently has never before happened in the history of Britain!