All OK In The End
Initial plan was to visit Morecambe and Heysham. Matrix signs on M65 warned of 35 min delays on M6 northbound. Change of plan - Blackpool!
Every driver who left M6 at Jct 31 thought the same! New plan - Southport!
Worked out fine. Lovely sunny day. A walk along the Promenade by the Marine Lake gave this lovely view. The large red brick building was formerly a Victorian hospital built in 1853 - a Grade II listed building it has been converted into luxury apartments.