More fireworks last night! And all because a cruise liner had arrived in Liverpool. But I'm getting ahead of myself so should start at the beginning.
The festival was into it's last day and numbers were noticeably down. Because of the cruise ships arrival, many had gone to the docks to wonder at it's size and loads of children had dressed for the occasion as Disney characters. We also walked in, not especially to see the ship, but to book a tour under Liverpool One (shopping complex) to view the The Old Dock. It has an enclosed wet dock that was found during excavations in 2001 after being buried since 1826. The developers kept it intact when it was discovered and have since made it accessible to the public free of charge as an important reminder of Liverpool's historic status.
|First glimpse of the ship. Notice how near to the canal link it is.|
|Shame the day was so wet.|
|Looking out of the window, into view came.....|
|Nb Lottie Jane|
|Nb Fruits of the Vine|
Having spoken to the Harbour master earlier and expressing our concern at staying between bridges by ourselves (Police no longer on duty from Tuesday) it was agreed that we should move on Monday to be nearer to the main site. At least 30 boats would have left by then so space a plenty.
So back to last night. We again had youths by the bridge and saying good by to Barry and Sandra as the came past, a load of shouting from the bridge made us look up only to be greeted by the sight of a bare bottom! Not just briefly but mooning at us for at least a minute. We all laughed and cheered although we shouldn't really have encouraged such behaviour. Chatting to the Police about it later one of them said, I hope you asked if they had properly wiped their bottom before showing us!! Brilliant retort I thought. Shame I hadn't thought of that.. Then just as we were about to depart for bed the fireworks started. Managed to see some of it but to many trees to make viewing easy. So a late night it was again. Never mind we can always have a lie in in the morning.
And one more bug that came to visit.