Bank Holiday weekend in Formby this year was a quiet affair. It was clear from many pre-holiday tweets a visit to Formby was high on people's agendas. If the weather and nature hadn't intervened the beach was going to be a popular destination. Even if the weather had held, visitors were in for a surprise. This is the view at 12.15 midday on Sunday.
Picnics normally consumed on the beach were hastily moved to benches in the woods and for some hours all that people could do was stand and stare and wait for the sea to retreat.
On a positive note Formby suffered less traffic disruption and those that did come were importantly reminded about the force of nature and the effects of oncoming climate change.