This is a photo diary of my cycling weekend around Morecambe Bay – my first ever trip with my electric bike. You might not think it looks very adventurous, but if you bear in mind that I’ve been agoraphobic all my adult life, and that I suffer from chronic fatigue, it might start to look a bit more significant!
After a smooth four-hour crossing to Heysham, I pushed the bike down the ramp off the boat, and set off into unknown territory.
Quite by accident, I discovered that I could cycle through Morecambe on the traffic-free promenade, which was glorious. This took me almost all the way to Hest Bank, where I was made very welcome.
Next morning, despite a migraine, I set off towards Carnforth on the cycle path.
Exploring the charity shops helped to distract me from my anxiety about finding the way back to the guest house.
In the afternoon, I explored some of the many cycle trails that criss-cross the whole area, going as far as I dared, then returning to a familiar point before trying a new one.
Not wanting to push myself too hard, I eventually headed back to Hest Bank, where I had tea, whilst looking out across the bay.
On the last day, I slowly made my way back along the promenade to the ferry port, stopping frequently to admire the view and the quality of the light.
I made it back to the ferry-port with plenty of time to spare.
The crossing was so smooth that I fell asleep.
So, after the best weekend of my life, I arrived home safely, already promising myself that I would soon go back to continue exploring the beautiful area around Morecambe Bay.