Distance: 13 miles
Weather: overcast, drizzle turning heavier
Goldfinches, cormorants, shelduck, oyster catchers, little grebe, tufty ducks, mallards, black-tailed godwit, heard woodpecker and chiffchaff.
Mr Squirrel 1
We got the train from Manchester to Liverpool last night and had a very comfortable night at the Indigo Hotel, cold germs aside. At 10am we caught the ferry cross the Mersey (expensive as it's a bank holiday) down to Woodside and set off walking south on the Wirral Circular Trail. The main aspects of today's walk were housing estates (the highlights being the very edge of Port Sunlight and Bromborough Pool) and industrial estates (highlights being Prestige pans and the smells coming from a Nestlé cereal factory.)
Along the banks of the Mersey we saw lots of wading birds (black-tailed godwits) and many spring flowers, including bluebells and cowslips.
We stopped for lunch at a very pretty little tea garden café in Eastham Country Park, and had a few stops for topping up the decongestant levels.
Along the disused railway line at the Hooten end of Wirral country park we didn't see any glow worms, but there were some bees and lots of flies.
As we turned off the route to detour to Inglewood Manor where we are staying tonight it started to drizzle. We would have made it to the hotel before it really got heavy if it hadn't been for a cow delay.
Nevertheless we made it OK and have been welcomed with cakes and prosecco.