Sunday, 6 December 2015

Fish And Chips And The Tube Station | A Day In Blackpool Part 5

The Blackpool beach experience and blogging about it has been quite enjoyable! If you have not already seen them, I have logged Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 also, sharing many different pictures and reflecting on the experience as a whole! Today I share the last few pictures, a final review of the place and wheather or not my husband and I will visit again! 

Blackpool beach the tube station
Blackpool Tube Station

Continuing on from last week's post, after the long walk on the beach, we decided to end our walk half way to the south pier. It was getting late and the walk back was going to be a long one. Instead of walking straight back towards the north pier, we headed west towards the farther parts of the pleasure beach where the Inns, B&Bs and Hotels were. Also in this area were a few little odd shops selling souvenirs, costumes and odd things. We came across this little shop above. At first, I honestly thought there was an actual underground station in Blackpool, just like the tube stations in London. They got me there for a moment! However upon closer look we realised that it was an electrical shop called "The Tube Station". Nice one there!

We continues on and found ourselves in some backstreets, almost lost. I must say we were not particularly pleased with this part of Blackpool as a lot of the shops where shut down. This meant that the streets were quite and some buildings looked neglected with the odd shops and food spots here and there. It did not have the buzz of the beach front areas.

We eventually found our way back onto the high street where there were many people and horses with carriages. Different kinds of carriages with different themes and it was actually quite a pretty sight. Hearing them trot along got me excited as it isn't something we often see, well apart from the odd police on a horse.
Horsed And Carriages In Blackpool
Horses And Carriages In Blackpool
Horsed And Carriages In Blackpool
Horses And Carriages In Blackpool

We walked along the busiest part of the Blackpool beach front. There were so many people, it was like a market. Many people queuing for food from the many food shops and restaurants, and we did not miss the abundance of donuts, candy floss, fish and chip shops burger shops and more.

We decided to go for some candy floss to begin with and since were quite tired at that point, we did not visit the amusement areas. We simply walk on, admiring the horses and the views of the sea until we arrived at the North Pier. Fish and chips for two please! That is what we had due to a bit of nostalgia from when I visited Skegness beach with friends some years ago.

Fish and chips in Blackpool
Fish And Chips In Blackpool
Fish and chips in Blackpool
Fish And Chips In Blackpool
Fish and chips in Blackpool
Fish And Chips In Blackpool

All the while making sure we did not get cheated by the pigeons and seagulls! But of course we were kind enough to offer them some food as we ate and they sure did not decline the offer.
Blackpool Pidgeons
Blackpool Hungry Pigeons

The last things which reminded me of London were these two telephone booths. This was on our way back to the train station, past the city centre.
Red Phone Booth
Red Phone Booth

How was our day in Blackpool? Will we go back? Should you visit? I asked my husband to sum it up in two words and he says "unforgettable and unique". I would say our day was very relaxing and free. A sure change from business and a much appreciated break. I would say it was a homely beach as we got the feel of the city and the people in general.  The beach was a stones throw away from the city centre. We hope to go back and experience the areas we could not experience as mentioned in Part 1Part 2, and Part 4   We would love to visit the south pier and see the rides, try the carousel, visit more of the the amusement areas and walk around the city centre more. Hopefully that can be done in another visit in the future. Should you visit? I would say "sure!", just to see how you like it and also as another place to tick off your travel list. Compared to my memory of Skegness beach, I would say Blackpool beach is certainly bigger.

Goodbye Blackpool
Goodbye Blackpool

I hope you have found these logs helpful and informative should you wish to visit Blackpool yourself! Thanks for reading and see you on Mondays blog post.

xoxo
Yvonne Dzifa 
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