We’ve been fighting off slight colds but were determined to play out our time here in Scouse land. It has been a blast. We’ve walked our socks off and to prove it here’s my FitBit log for the week:
Normally I aim to reach 8,000 a day (reduced from 10,000 as I was too lardy!). Here we’ve nearly doubled it!! But I suspect it has all been put back with all the wonderful beers we’ve imbibed.
A rather laid back day – the thought of leaving and all that it entails … there’s the link to navigate (up at 0700 – be at Mann Island lock by 0800 etc) and then the bit of canal that was full of weeds and curtains until we get back to Melling – should be 1430 – 1500, a sigh of relief. Meanwhile, back to today, we went off to explore the third Grace – the Port of Liverpool building, as we were told that you can go inside and wander round. And so we did.
This is the right hand building …
Somehow, the song “I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls comes to mind”
This is a building from the good old days when clerks bustled along corridors with bills of lading and information on the arrival of great ships . . this next image is a panorama, taking whilst spinning round in the foyer . . worth looking at more closely . .”They that go down to the sea in ships that do business in great waters these see the works of the lord and his wonders in the deep”
And then looking up
Wonderful staircase – all the brass polished
Stunning stained glass windows – some depicting the outposts of the Empire
Meanwhile our friends, Norman and Leah, on their good ship, Brindley made off to the marina.
Beforehand, some time out chatting with the CRT staff
So ta ta to Liverpool. I’m sure we’ll be back (maybe by road next time??).