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I've been troubled with back pain since March, making it difficult for me to sleep properly, so I'm thrilled to bits that yesterday's adventure does not seem to have made matters worse.

The nearest village to us has a church right on top of the hill. My parents were married there in 1951. Mum discovered that the bell tower would be open yesterday so off we went for an explore.

The bell tower Christ Church Aughton photo 556363_96dd2d2d_zpsw8qcrcsr.jpg

Christ Church, Aughton.

The thicker of the four turrets contains the spiral staircase to the top. Awkward to climb as it goes up widdershins instead of sunwise like castle spirals.

Christ Church Aughton photo 1625662_9944c197_zpse1iehuqj.jpg

There are certain lanes around the church, where it appears slowly from top down as you walk along, reminiscent of seeing a fairytale castle.

Mum photo P1000608_zpskd4bln12.jpg

Mum having fun. She never thought she'd get to try this in the church where she was married :)

Me photo P1000607_zpsgdbd7exq.jpg

Remarkably my back held up. I've always wanted to try this but I had to stand on a box to reach the bellpull and even then I couldn't stretch up very high. Something I should have tried in my youth. Maybe in the next life if I get longer legs, haha.

Liverpool cathedrals from the top of Christ Church photo P1000617_zpsoxcqmlwr.jpg

The mountains of Wales in the background. The large tower on the horizon is the Anglican cathedral in Liverpool and the next shorter one to its left is the Roman Catholic cathedral. Beautiful day with fabulous views all round.

Liverpool estuary with ships and wind farm from the top of Christ Church photo P1000619_zps8yrnxdz7.jpg

The River Mersey estuary with shipping and wind-farm.

Such a good day out :D

Date: 2015-09-06 03:27 pm (UTC)
gairid: IWtV (VC - Louis Smiling)
From: [personal profile] gairid
Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures! Looks like you had a wonderful day (ringing bells! How marvelous!) and glad to hear your back is none the worse for wear afterward. It's so nice to see such a broad view without a crowd of gigantic buildings blocking everything---and I had no idea you could see mountainous Wales from near where you live!

(You know, we actually could be sisters. Debra remarked on a bit of a resemblance when I showed her the photos.)

Date: 2015-09-07 01:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] versailles_rose
The pictures! I am just enthralled by the scenery! And look at you change-ringing! (I've never rung bells - the closest I come is doing some changes on handbells eons ago) what a wonderful old church. What marvelous countryside views wind farms and all! There isn't a single place in the US that has the beauty of England and of the British Isles. It takes me right back, and even leaves me misty- eyed!

I'm glad your back held up, and yes, you and Gairid could be sisters!

Date: 2015-09-07 03:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laviniaspeaks
So beautiful! Thank you for sharing! And the look of joy on your face is so beautiful!

Date: 2015-09-07 05:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] duendology
These photos are amazing!
I still owe you a reply! I haven't forgotten!


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