I decided to walk into Heswall on Friday morning when the eclipse was due. If the weather were clear there could have been a good view across the fields on the way. The weather was not clear when I set off at 8.45 - just as the moon started its trip across the sun.
By the time I got into Heswall at 9.25 the clouds were thinning ever so slightly and one could just about tell there was something strange happening.
From then on I spent a quarter of an hour sitting on a wall in Heswall and Hey Presto. Just as the eclipse reached its peak the clouds thinned enough to see it perfectly.
The best eclipse I have ever seen.
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