Another fine October day for a walk far out to meet the sea. We follow the receding tide, leave St Annes Pier and the sandunes behind and join the promenade at Starr Gate.
Harrowside Chippy has a bit of a reputation round these parts. Is it open at lunch time?
Up and over Harrowside Bridge a man hurries past clutching a white plastic carrier bag with a big blue fish on it. An unmistakeable aroma wafts in the air.
Yum! Sitting on a bench at the seaside tucking into freshly fried cod and chips with lashings of salt and vinegar. These are truly exceptional fish and chips.
Replete, the return journey is a bit of a plod. But F&C companion manages to burn off a few calories.
Later I ask a friend how far he’d walk to get fish and chips.
“I wouldn’t walk, ever! I’d drive.”
We walked a good 3-plus miles to relish freshly cooked fish and chips. Not only did we earn our just rewards we also had a fabulous walk that offered so much.
Harrowside Chippy is now a designated trekking destination with a fish and chip mission on the cards.