Attempted walk to Glasson Dock Branch

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A steam train at Carnforth Station

I caught an early train to Lancaster with the intention of doing a circular walk along the Glasson Dock of the Lancaster Canal.  My arrival in Lancaster was greeted with drizzly rain; I came prepared (except for my shoes!) so I though the drizzle would pass away and the weather improve.  Wrong! The weather deteriorated as I was walking on the Lune Estuary Path passing Adcliffe, Stodday and reaching Condor Green!  After walking 5-6 miles and soaking wet I decided to call it a day and resorted in the nearest pub, The Stork!  I could see the dock and canal in the distance but it wasn't to be...saved for another day hopefully not a rainy one!

I had a lovely lunch and well deserved drink - I did spend a long time at the pub which gave me an opportunity to dry out and also waited for the next bus that would take me back to Lancaster.

Wet Lancaster City Centre
 The bus services from Condor Green to Lancaster are every 1.5-2 hours during the week and Saturday.  Caught the bus outside the pub and dropped me off in the city centre where I went to the railway station via the tourist infomation office.  At the station's Costa I saw Geoff and Vicki from "All the Stations".  I've been following their project on You Tube with interest as they are stopping at every railway station in Britain.  As of writing they have stopped at most of the stations and still travelling around the North of England and Scotland ticking them off.  A quick exchange of pleasantries and photo they were off on another train, stopping at another station...On my journey home the weather cleared of rain and the sun came out for a bit...typical!

My second attempt to walk the Glasson Dock Branch will have to come another day!

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A steam train at Carnforth Station
A steam train at Carnforth Station
Wet Lancaster City Centre
Wet Lancaster City Centre
River Lune, Lancaster
River Lune, Lancaster
River Lune, Lancaster
River Lune, Lancaster
River Lune, Lancaster
River Lune, Lancaster
River Lune/Estuary, near Lancaster
River Lune/Estuary, near Lancaster
Lune Estuary Path, Adcliffe, near …
Lune Estuary Path, Adcliffe, near…
Lune Estuary, between Adcliffe and…
Lune Estuary, between Adcliffe an…
Lune Estuary, between Adcliffe and…
Lune Estuary, between Adcliffe an…
Lune Estuary Path, Stodday, near L…
Lune Estuary Path, Stodday, near …
Lune Estuary, Stodday, near Lancas…
Lune Estuary, Stodday, near Lanca…
Lune Estuary, Stodday, near Lancas…
Lune Estuary, Stodday, near Lanca…
Lune Estuary, Stodday, near Lancas…
Lune Estuary, Stodday, near Lanca…
Condor Green, near Glasson Dock
Condor Green, near Glasson Dock
Well deserved stop after a wet wal…
Well deserved stop after a wet wa…
Vicki and Geoff from All the Stati…
Vicki and Geoff from All the Stat…
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