23,000 steps Cleveleys to Blackpool

So we decided to take a trip to Blackpool this morning and stay one night in a bed & breakfast. With the weather predicted to be a nice warm Sunday we thought we should make the most of it.

 

We don’t get much sunshine in England so when we do we have to make the most of it.

 

 

We were on a rather tight budget so Mark’s mum kindly offered to drop us off near Cleveleys beach, as they were going to a couple of car boot sales nearby. With it being Β£28 for two people on the train we jumped at the idea of free travel.

Mark, Orawan, Paul (Mark's brother) and Crystal (mum's baby)
Mark, Orawan, Paul (Mark’s brother) and Crystal (mum’s baby)

 

After wandering around a couple of car boot sales with family and buying a couple of things ourselves, we went on to Cleveleys beach front. As we arrived at the beach my mum offered to take us a little further as far as Bisphum, but with knowing she had already taken us this far we said we were fine to walk from here.

Any chance for Orawan to try her new fitbit out.

The night before we already hyped ourselves up for the 8 mine walk along the beach from the far left side of Cleveleys beach to the furthest Blackpool pier. With Mark having a sore foot from our 5km run the day before this was going to be somewhat of a challenge for us.

 

The starting line

start of the journey and the very clean shoes
start of the journey and the very clean shoes

 

 

Cleveleys Beach
Cleveleys Beach

 

Start of our journey, Mark with his Ankle support on.
Start of our journey, Mark with his Ankle support on.

Parts of the beaches were mostly bigger stones and pebbles so we tried to walk with our shoes on for the first part of the walk but as you can see turned our trainers an awful colour and with travelling light we both only brought the one pair.

Orawan walking on the beach
follow me I will show you the way

Almost on Bispham beach Orawan took her shoes off, always loved the feel of sand and water between her toes.

Orawan dancing on the beachOrawan walking on the beach

It was easier and more comfortable to walk in the water as the ripples on the sand made it very uncomfortable on your feet as it wasn’t your typical (white sand beach) this is very stiff and hardened sand either way it gave the bottoms of our feet a good massage.

Mark found a little friend
Mark found a little friend

We met a few little friends on the way, Cleveleys beach and Bispham beach are really fun places to take your dogs out for a walk many of them were bouncing in and out of the sea chasing their tennis balls.

We arrived at Blackpool beach

Blackpool North pier
Blackpool North pier

We are almost there the first Blackpool pier of our journey the first of three

 

Blackpool tower in the distance
Blackpool tower in the distance

Almost there we could see Blackpool tower in the distance. So we decided to head of the beach and up to the promenade to find a much-needed ice-cream.

 

Orawan eating her Ice-cream
Orawan eating her Ice-cream

Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Tower

We made it to Blackpool tower only another mile from here to where we want to be.

By this time it was about 3pm in the afternoon and we still had no B&B for the night Orawan was getting a little worried, what if after all this walking we cannot get anywhere for sleep. I replied well we can always sleep on the beach,

 

Blackpool Tower shot
Blackpool Tower shot

After a few snaps at the tower we carried on walking towards the last pier. On to find some budget bed and breakfasts for the night.

 

Writing on Blackpool Beach
Writing on Blackpool Beach

 

 

Orawan on the pier with Blackpool tower in the distance
Orawan on the pier with Blackpool tower in the distance

 

We finally made it after 4-5 hours walking down the beach front. It was a long journey but we finally got there and managed to get a room for the night.

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