A Friday Walk then, in all but name, as it’s happening on a Saturday. And a walk done so many times it’s become a meditation now. The Shining Shore.Taking place in the lanes around Thurstaston on the far side of the Wirral, I’ve not been here since last March. Mostly urban walking in Liverpool since then. But we’re both off work today and it’s good to get out here together on holiday.
We’ve parked in the visitor centre on the Wirral Way, where the train station used to be. Hence this being called Station Road.
And in the church yard here we find what we are expecting to find in the middle of February.
Or should that be crocci?
As you may well know by now Sarah is cataloguing all known araucaria, or monkey puzzle trees, on her own ‘Monkey Map’ website. And though we’ve been in this church yard many times before we’ve not spent so much time in here on a winter’s day, when the other trees are bare and monkeys are easier to spot.
Looks like one from here, but Sarah suspects it’s actually two trees, a male and a female.