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AUGUST 2009  "ACROSS THE SANDS"

Peter Mac takes up the story

10 Gentians assembled at Arnside  to take up the challenge of walking across Morecambe Bay on a sunny afternoon. At 14.30 everybody was waiting for the "Sand Pilot", the legendary Cedric Robinson to appear. There was a crowd of about 400 ready to go. We seemed to walk a long way towards Heysham power station, following the tree branches that Cedric had planted to mark the safe route. These sands are extremely perilous and have claimed many lives. Then we came to the main river crossing. It seemed somehow strange, with the sun shining brightly on the water giving eerie reflections. There was something almost Biblical about crossing the water to the sands on the other side. A great day and another ambition achieved.