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Oct 17, 2018 - Liverpool

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – England chapter Manchester, Liverpool and Northwest England has to say about Liverpool: “Few English cities are as shackled by reputation as Liverpool, and none has worked so hard to outgrow the clichés that for so long have been used to define it. A hardscrabble town with a reputation for wit and an obsessive love of football, Liverpool also has an impressive cultural heritage: it has more listed buildings than any other city outside London, its galleries and museums are among the...

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Oct 10, 2018 - Liverpool

We only had one day to spend in Liverpool, so we bashed out of Brampton early and headed back to the big city. And Liverpool did seem big, after teeny tiny Brampton and charming Oban. I'll admit to being surprised by the city immediately. I was expecting a dark and dirty industrial city and while we saw lots of industry down on the docks as we drove it, it was a lovely and vibrant city with a spectacular waterfront (that was adorned with literally thousands of locks of love). We dubbed our day in Liverpool "Music Day" and our plans...

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Sep 19, 2018 - Liverpool

Stayed at the yacht club at Liverpool. Was impressed with city. Met sister, Gloria, and hubby Roland there. They stayed in an apartment just down from us and we went and ‘did the Beatles’. Enjoyed drinks at the Cavern and went to a John and Yoko exhibition. Interesting some of the things they could put across as art, especially Yoko 𯘊 Had very enjoyable happy hour in the lounge at Gloria and Roland’s place – the management were quite happy for us to join in and generously supplied wine, beer and lots of nibbles. I also snuck in our washing...

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May 20, 2018 - Busy waterway

Only a shortish day's travel today (2 hours). Being Sunday everyone is out taking advantage of the sunshine. So we had to contend with passing other narrow boats Fishing people with rods that are so long they reach the other side of the canal You can just make out the black rods through the windscreen of the wheel house. There were smaller motor boats out also. So once we'd moored up and had lunch we set off for our walk. The tow path is being utilised by lots of cyclists and walkers so we had to negotiate our way along, while trying...

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May 19, 2018 - On our way

Another "Lay day" yesterday - where we cleaned windows inside and out among other things!!! These taddies were all along the side of the boat - hundreds of them Alongside thousands of miniscule taddies. We set off this morning at 10.30, with the roof down as we had lots of low bridges to get through. Luckily the sun was shining and it was quite warm. We stopped and moored near a town called Maghull. We had a bit of a rest this afternoon, and after dinner went for a walk - on a mission to find the grave of Mr. Hornby of Hornby railway...

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May 17, 2018 - A rest day

A so called rest day saw us packing everything away (suitcases and travel documents etc.) then cleaning up the canvas covers and washing all the winter coats, scarves and gloves - ready to store away for next winter!!! Then after a bit of a rest after lunch we went for a short walk. Taddies must have just hatched, there were hundreds of them The beautiful horse chestnut flower A small patch of bluebells looking very pretty too. And this mummy Coot sitting on 4 eggs just across from the boat. What a beautiful time of the year.

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May 16, 2018 - Murphy strikes again!!

Bloody Murphy - We were awoken around 5.30am (alarms set for 6.30) by rainfall - knowing we had to have the roof down for the full journey to Litherland, and after the lovely sunny day of 23º yesterday, we were just a bit cranky. We set off with our wet weather gear on in a light rain. I had been fretting about going through the very low bridge again, hoping the water level hadn't risen any or we wouldn't get underneath it. 2 narrow boats went through before us as we knew we'd be fairly slow. But the bridge fairies were being kind to...

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May 15, 2018 - Back on board

It was lovely to see the trees back in full leaf, and the blossoms blossoming. The fields are all yellow with rape seed/canola and look very pretty. It was a long drive back due to road works and hold ups on the motor ways, so after leaving our hotel near Aylesbury just after 7.30am, we didn't get to Liverpool until after 3.30pm. We had a short stop along the way to pick up something and a short stop for lunch. So by the time we arrived back at the boat we really didn't feel like unpacking. But we did, Whoever can name everything on...

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Apr 8, 2018 - Ferry across the Mersey

The morning was spent doing domestic stuff! Tony wanted to paint some niggling spots at the bow while the weather was fine and I did some vacuuming and mopped the floors and washing. After lunch we caught the ferry across the Mersey and had a wander around on "the dark side"!! Not a lot happening there on a Sunday This is one of six ventilation shafts (the big squarish building) for the mersey tunnel. On the return trip we spotted half a dozen yachts playing around in the river. A pleasant day - no wind or rain, just light cloud...

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Apr 7, 2018 - Sun, wind and rain!!!

This is one of the tunnels we had to go through to get into the docks. It's a ferris wheel and goes around fairly quickly. On Thursday - a beautiful sunny day, we wandered around getting the feel of the place and spent a couple of hours in the Maritime & Slavery Museum. This is a Liver bird, the symbol of Liverpool - the story goes that nasty King John, who was ruling in 1207 required a bird to make his seal unique The liver bird is based on a cormorant and carries a branch of laver seaweed in it's beak. There are 2 on top of the Liver...

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Apr 4, 2018 - Liverpool

We're finally in Liverpool!! Took a bit of doing, but we made it. Today has been a long, tiring, stressful day! We left Litherland just before 10 am. Arrived at the top of Stanley Locks - you are allotted a time to be there (they come out of Liverpool in the mornings and into Liverpool in the afternoons) so we were to be there by 1pm. We were there before midday and they let us through just after as they were there anyway. It was very close going under the bridge at the bottom of the 4 locks and we actually touched the old iron bridge...

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Nov 3, 2017 - Donating to the National Trust

Woke in the Elizabeth suite in Tudorfish Castle. Slept very well. Odd animal noises outside all night. Wolves? Probably these weird crows I saw in the morning. Ate breakfast in the castle as I had paid for it. Why do these people eat beans for breakfast? Mushrooms, tomatoe. Just odd. Eggs and sausage weren't bad. I walked around the grounds a bit but somehow the time had already gotten away from me. Suddenly it was almost 10 and I had tickets for 2:15 in Liverpool. I left seeing the outer wall and Thornbury village in the light for the...

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