Tuesday, 13 October 2009

EMotion: Gisburn Forest / Stocks Reservoir

Blackpool is a great place. It's my home and i will always love it as long as i live here, and will always have fond memories of the place if i ever leave for good. Though i like it, i do find it great to get out of here every now and then.
I love road trips. And i love road trips with friends even more. On Sunday, I was invited to join some friends on a trip to Gisburn Forest, which sits on the side of Stocks Reservoir. The Forest is situated, quite far into the Forest of Bowland, and is always a sight to behold when-ever i've been, with Sunday only being the second time i have been. The trees are so tightly packed together, light hardly touching the ground beneath them. It can be brilliant sunshine, as it was and still be quite cold under the canopy of the trees. It's a fantastic place; and it was made even better thanks to friends that were willing to stray off the beaten track and forge our own way through the forest, on occasions.
I returned home, quite tired (more from the car journey than the forestry walking - imagine five adults in a Peugeot 106) and more than satisfied with what had been a great day out of Blackpool with some great friends. However i was also slightly disappointed with myself. I only took a dozen photos... literally only 12 photos, after spending what must have been about 3 hours in the forest. I wish i had taken the time to get more photos.
Anyway here are two of the dozen.

I must say a BIG thank you to my friends. Nikki for inviting me and driving us all there and back, as well as Alex, Reva and Troy for tolerating me throughout the day. THANK YOU

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