|the beach, Fleetwood|
We headed off to see the very new sea defence at Rossall, just north of Blackpool, it's far more pretty than a trip to see a wall might sound! The bridges and art work have been designed by Stephen Broadbent, other works include River Of Life in the centre of Warrington which came about after the 1993 bombing in the town. Liverpool Anglican Cathedral has the Sheppard Memorial, there's Tudor Square in Sheffield, and Propellers of the City is a fairly recent addition to the streets of Sunderland. Here, the art continues to tell the story of The Sea Swallow that I've mentioned before here, here and here.
Land-side of the sea wall is a park and grassed area which has been planted with wild flowers and looks gorgeous.
The paths run on multiple levels, so there's plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the area, whether travelling on foot or by bike.
This huge (£63 million) project has been worth the wait, it has transformed quite an unexciting stretch of the coast, an most importantly 7000+ homes are better protected from flooding.
We still had to wait in the car for over an hour as Alfie Boe was enjoying himself too much to stop singing apparently!