Glasson Dock

As you may know we enjoy to go out walking and we found the most wonderful circular walk at Glasson Dock. This is such a beautiful part of the world and we had such an amazing time I decided to create this art journal page.glasson-dock-ajp

The background is Distress Inks, I put the blue and yellow ink on an acrylic block and used a wet brush to pick up both inks and drag them horizontally across the page so thin lines of colour could be seen. Then I added a red and white border to the page using washi tape. I fussy cut a picture taken from the Glasson Dock visitor’s guide and stuck it on the left hand side of the page making sure I connected the boat sail rigging to the mast using a black fine line marker and white gel pen. I also used some of the text from the guide and then added different nautical stickers and rub-on transfers which remind me of our visit. The Lantern O’er Lune is a lovely café which we had lunch at and I cut the name and lantern image from their takeaway menu. To finish I added the lifebelt which is a fabric motif.


We started at the dock itself and walked along the old railway line by the sea front. The railway line was built purely to service the dock which was a busy port in it’s heyday for Lancaster.


The river is tidal so the boats can be seen sitting in what it appears to be a field, where the receding tide has deposited them and they await its return to float again.


The path follows the river for a short while and then goes through countryside and farmland, leading us to the Lancaster canal where we admired the boats and canal barges. We then turned off to follow the canal branch back to Glasson Dock which has a series of six locks along its relatively short

After our walk we went to the Lantern O’er Lune café for sustenance. We had a Cumberland sausage, caramelised onion and cheese panini and chips with our pot of Green Tea for two. As T Stands for Tuesday I’m pleased to be able to join the T Gang today – Wishing you all a very Happy T Day!


Then it was my turn to choose our dessert to share, so we had a Ginger & Lemon cake which was served warm with honeycomb ice-cream – it was so delicious!


Glasson Dock is an interesting place. It’s still a working port, but it’s only accessible by boat for the 45 minutes prior to high tide each day as the tide goes out so far, the boats would get stranded on the sand. After lunch we were lucky enough to see boats arriving and going through the lock into the marina. The road bridge across the lock has to be swung out of the way to let the boats pass.

We had such a wonderful day!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn)
  • Sharpie Permanent Fine Point Marker (Black)
  • Uni Pin Fine Line Marker (Black 0.1mm and 0.8mm)
  • Uniball Signo gel pen (White)
  • Royal & Langnickel Rub-on Transfers (Nautical Translucent #FOR 998T RUB-ON)
  • Poundland Fun Stickers (Sailor 982)
  • Habico Iron On Motif (LifeBelt C-07429A)
  • The Works (3 Washi Tapes)
  • UHU Stic
  • Guide and Menu leaflets

28 thoughts on “Glasson Dock

  1. Lovely seeing the photos of Glasson Docks, it’s always good to see places I knew in my wayward youth before I moved here. The journal page is fantastic, love how you did the background and added the motifs.. And as for the food – I think you ave just torpedoed my decision to go diet today, now my brain is screaming for calories, help! That cake looks so yummy! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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    • Thanks Valerie! Glad to bring back memories of your youth, you must have traveled quite a bit around the UK when you lived here :-). Sorry about the diet :-). The cake was good, it had lemon curd in the centre of it, lovely! Happy T day! J 🙂


  2. This is a beautiful entry. You have magically transported me to a place I have never heard of, and I enjoyed myself immensely. Even the lovely art mirrors what I saw when you took us along Glasson Dock and the canals. I really enjoyed it all.

    Of course, I really enjoyed the tea, panini, and chips (french fries). And of course, you saved the best till last with that lovely cake and ice cream. I’m hungry and it’s not even breakfast time!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely art and your meal with us for T this Tuesday. It was a fun trip around the docks.

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  3. Awesome photos and such a beautiful area you visited for your walk, the weather looks as if it was good as well.. The meal you ordered looks delicious, especially that dessert.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx.

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    • Thanks so much Yvonne! So glad you are back online :-). We were lucky with the weather as you can see it was blue skies and sunshine! We actually sat inside at the cafe as it was cooler and the dessert was so so good :-). Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 🙂


  4. What a lovely time you had at Glasson Dock.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely photos Jo.
    The stranded boats and reflection photos tell some great stories!
    I can just imagine the hustle and bustle when the tide comes in.
    Great action shot with the people talking from their boats.
    I can see why it inspired your super collage. It could be in a travel brochure!
    You had me with your gorgeous dessert selection too… ooh la laa YUM!
    Happy T Day oxo

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    • Thanks Patty! Hope your house improvements are still going well. We had such a fabulous day out, both my hubby and I took loads of photos, it was difficult to choose which ones to include. I think I may be doing some other journal pages inspired by the wildlife we saw on our walk too – large bronze dragonflies, butterflies and Mute Swans. Wishing you a lovely weekend! J 🙂


  5. Your artjournal pages are always incredible Jo… I love all that you put into it. I especially love that lantern in this one… Hubby and i like to walk too although i must say i probably like to walk a little more then he does…lol The hard part is getting him out there…once he’s out there he enjoys himself.. 🙂 Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

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    • Thanks very much Deb! We do enjoy walking and exploring new places :-). We also tend to choose places that have somewhere to nice to eat so we are both easily persuaded to walk first in order to burn some calories :-). Happy T Day! J 🙂


  6. What a lovely post this week, I enjoyed the docks immensely, and your journal page of the trip is fantastic.
    The photo of the bridge is my favorite and I would like to try and paint part of it…..would that be ok?
    You food and dessert have my stomach screaming for food, as I haven’t had breakfast yet…LOL!

    Thank you for the T-day visit and the comment.

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  7. i would love to have such a beautiful Walking round. and the meal Looks so delicious, of course i also would spoil myself with the cake and ice cream! mouth watering!
    happy t-day!

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  8. This is a beautiful place indeed and the page is just ADORABLE Jo!
    The food looks just DELICIOUS! My gosh — what a fantastic trip!
    Thanks a lot for the photos!
    Happy week to you dear Jo!
    oxo Susi
    with a late visit from T-Stands-For- Tueasday!
    Happy T-Day!

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  9. Oh yum, Your lunch looks so delicious. I love fish but the cake and ice cream looks even better. Ha-ha. What a beautiful place Glasson Docks looks. And you had a beautiful day. Wouldn’t I like to take a little journey in one of those boats. Your memory page is beautiful and you are going to have a whole journal full of these yummy walk and food pages. What a great thing to have. Happy belated T day. Hugs-Erika

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  10. This looks a lovely walk. It’s always good to walk near water. Your photos give a clear idea of the place, and I love to see the boats whether grounded or floating.
    The background is a great start and I like the use of washi tape as a frame, that’s very good.
    It’s a really lovely memory page.
    And now I want the icecream, now!

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    • Thanks so much for your kind comments! There was so much to see on this walk and the many boats we saw was definitely one of the highlights, such a beautiful place. The honeycomb ice cream was so so good too! J 🙂


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