life goes on day after day

(beyond 3)

Don’t let the sun catch you cryin’
The night’s the time for all your tears
Your heart may be broken tonight
But tomorrow in the morning light
Don’t let the sun catch you cryin’

Gerry Marsden
The Mersey

day two – Liverpool

Early(ish) rise for us. 8am and it’s still pretty overcast. It’s supposed to brighten up later with some sun. We’ll see. 9.15am and we’re heading for the Gerry Marsden terminal to catch the 10.00am Mersey ferry trip. Approaching the waterfront I can’t believe how clean the pavements are.

9.55am and we’re on the ferry awaiting departure. I’m not expecting much but it’s an informative little cruise, and you can’t come to Liverpool and not do this.

The Snowdrop coming into the terminal.

I’m not a great fan of open top city bus tours but it’s 11.00am and we’re on the top deck of one. If you’re on a short break they can help you get your bearings and highlight a few points of interest. I will say that our guide was informative and funny, but if you have the time to walk a city then that’s the way to go.

Pretty impressive

The open top bus drops us off at Albert Dock. 12.30 and it’s a quick lunch at Revolution. It’s only in hindsight that I realize I haven’t taken any photographs of Albert Dock. I’ve been too busy thinking that Liverpool had the vision to see what can be done with derelict dockland, and in contrast I see the ongoing mess Glasgow seems determined to follow.

It’s mid afternoon, the sun is out and it’s pleasantly warm. We’re wandering somewhat aimlessly around Liverpool One and eventually back to the apartment via Chinatown.

Dinner at night takes us to Chamber 36 for some Pan Asian cuisine. (Sounds like an airline, not something to eat.) Anyway the place is nice, as is the food.

A little reminder – flags at half mast

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