Morecambe Bay

Morecambe Bay is usually claimed to be the largest bay in the United Kingdom at over 200 square miles, and over half of this area is revealed as sand at low tide. The resulting landscape of channels, quicksands and tidal races is unique, and it is surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in the British Isles, but the shipbuilders of Barrow in Furness, the power station at Heysham, the fishermen at Fleetwood, and the holiday makers in the resort of Morecambe itself, speak of old and new industry and leisure, while Furness Abbey and Cartmel Priory recall much older inhabitants. For a landscape photographer there is a constantly changing seascape of big skies, with shimmering sands, wild birds in profusion, and picturesque villages and noble, and more modest houses. John Morrison records all this in its full diversity and in all its moods.