25th June 2013, 21:07
June Rambler’s Report
The Blackburn Northern reunited ramblers gathered on Sunday, 15th June for their second walk, this time led by the Northern stalwart, Sir Gordon Driver, as he was recently honoured. Things didn’t start too well for our leader as there was some dispute as to the best way to get to the start of the walk but peace broke out and off we went.
Glasson Dock, on the Lancashire Riviera, was a picture bathed in sunlight with the reflection of the sun on the mud-flats of the Lune Estuary. The walk chosen was ideal as our youngest member was away at a birthday party which meant that the average age of our group was in the high 60’s and therefore the flat seaside stroll was perfect.
About an hour in we were entertained by a bucolic comedian or country bumpkin who asked us to be quiet as he had just got his cows to sleep! The next highlight was lunch sitting on the sea-wall shortly followed by a display by the local parachute team. There were either nine or seven depending on who you believed the problem with counting arose because they kept moving.
On the return to Glasson we passed a pen on the canal with six ugly ducklings i.e. a mother swan with six cygnets and on the Pleasure Beach in the heart of Glasson was a chapter of Hell’s Angels. The old rockers amongst us enthused about the selection of bikes but our “babes” were more interested in their leather clad riders – who were older than us.
All this excitement and fun can be had free on our next outing which will be on the third Sunday in September, a notice for which will be published nearer the time.
Sir Gordon Drivel and Bald Eric