Thursday, 4 July 2013

The Leaving of Liverpool …..


Fare thee well good city of Liverpool …….                                                                                                                                         

    River Mersey fare thee well ……

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Liverpool’s largest regular visiting cruise liner made her first call of the season at the Cruise Terminal yesterday.  The Caribbean Princess arrived on a 12 night round-Britain cruise from Southampton. Interestingly, only Liverpool can offer the liner the facility of being able to berth in the heart of the city.  Other stops around the UK are all out-ports.  What a brilliant thing for the city.  I thought there were more people milling around – with 3,080 berths on board, yes, lots of tourists visiting the sites and spending money in the shops.  The passengers we spoke to returning to the ship wanted to fuss Lola and Maisie.  They were from America.  Ken & Sandra went down to wave the ship off and said it was a brilliant thing to witness.

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Megan, J & Maisie had to leave Liverpool yesterday too.

We had a lovely few days with them staying on board with us.  They came on the train – easier and cheaper than road travel!  They are just as impressed with the city as us.

                        And then, today …………….. it was our turn to leave……….

So, Farewell and adieu to the City of Liverpool, Farewell and adieu to you Liverpool folk …..

We were one of eight boats leaving Salthouse Dock, making their way back onto tFarewell Liverpool 027 (1024x768)he canal system.  Yet again, the C&RT chaps were really proficient getting all the boats up the locks and through the swing bridges.  Sandra, that kind, cheerful and truly skilled swinger-of-bridges operated the last one of the day, single handed and kept it open for all nine boats.  What a star!!!

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                  We have really enjoyed our stay and thoroughly recommend other boaters to visit Liverpool for a floating City Break.



  1. Well onward and upward (or is it acrossward) to Leek. See you soon xxx

    1. Loved the city of your birth xxoo

  2. Funny you should mention John Lennon. There's an elderly chap who frequents my local named Walter. He used to be Paul McCartney's and George Harrison's history teacher in Liverpool. As Walter's last name was Edge, Paul used to call him "Cliff".

    1. Bet he has some tales to tell then. xxoo

  3. Possible that we have missed you - I was hoping to say hello. We left Salthouse a week ago but are waiting for our passage across Ribble on Tuesday. Currently moored just before scarisbrick.

    Mike on take five

  4. Mike! I would have liked to have said 'hello' too. We saw you over on the Witham last year didn't we? Were you one of the boats that went over the Wash? You passed us yesterday - your wife was steering. We might still manage to catch up. I will follow your exploits on the Lancaster with much interest and some envy! We are just too close for comfort re length to risk it but I would have loved to. We must not miss an opportunity to introduce ourselves again!

  5. I was moving the car when Christine passed you. Now at Rufford so a meeting will sadly have to wait