Sunday wasn't a day up to the usual weather standards we had become used to – rain had appeared during the early morning and decided to hang around for a bit, so we weren’t in too much of a hurry to be going anywhere.
Diane thought that a re-visit to the Maritime Museum might be worth a look, but we quickly decided that as we had seen this before we would be quickly be bored and it came to pass that that was true.
We wandered around the docks a bit before returning to the boat, but it was already early afternoon.
A snap of brilliance ensued and we headed off to Liverpool One – to the Sports Bar we thought, there is some interesting football on this afternoon and so there was and so we stayed in The Bierkellar – why hadn’t we discovered this earlier.
We managed to find seats and a little while later the other occupant of the table had decided to leave – so we had the whole table.
In the meantime Tottenham had scored 3 goals in 7 minutes to take the match against
There were a few people who left, but mainly there was an influx and the whole area was pretty crowded – Diane had already texted to Paul and Elaine about it and they were soon there and had brought Leonie and Ray along with them.
There were sat to see the Liverpool v
The atmosphere was incredible – a bit like being at the match only with plenty of beer.
Monday had been pencilled into the diary to visit Port Sunlight and then onto
Leonie and Ray decided to join us and after an initial setback where we missed the disembarkation from the ferry at Woodside we continued by train.
|built in Australia - one day we will get on it to go to the Isle of Man|
|Banjo didn't cope too well with the ferry|
We had previously seen other such benevolent outlooks from the factory owners but this was the first that went as far as it did – with an emphasis on people being able to get a formal education; being able to better themselves; living in a village, not like a terrace house environment but with space and generous surrounds and backyards to be able to properly relax. All of the houses are different – a similar design, but the exteriors are different giving a peaceful feel to everything – something you can experience even today.
|not your average workers cottages|
|lovely and open|
Along the towpath down to the three-rise staircase locks and a short walk along the walls of the original city; down through the streets and along the rows; for us it ia a place that we do know so well and now a chance to show a small part – an appetiser – to others.
|The deep cutting through solid rock - cut by hand|
|at the top of the three-rise staircase|
It was over inside 38 minutes with a RVP hat-trick – a 3-0 win, a 20th title, all the pressure now off.