We had a few hours before we caught our train back to London, so we went to explore Liverpool. I wanted to take David to The Cavern. On our way we found this group busking, playing music in the street or another public place for voluntary donations. They were really good and David got to talking to them. They will be making a CD soon and are sending one to David to play on his radio show.
I then managed to find the Cavern with the help of the band. This is not the original cavern but they used a lot of the bricks from the old one. It is still pretty cool. We went in and had a beer.
When you leave the cavern and walk to the corner you will find the Beatles Hotel.
There is tons more to see in Liverpool, but we had limited time. We then headed to the train station to get our train back to London.
After a few hours we were back in London and back at Gary’s flat. I then had to pack for our trip to Scotland the next day.
No trip is complete without a trip across the Mersey River on the ferry, as “Ferry on the Mersey” plays on the speakers.
This Royal Iris is not the famous one because it is decaying in the Thames River.
To use the royal on a boat, pubs, hotels and any other thing you can thing of can only be used if there has been someone royal in or on the place. The Royal Iris had hosted the Queen and Prince Phillip on Her Majesty’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.
So I think the new one just stole the royal from the original ferry because it was previously the Mountwood. I feel that this is like stealing some war heroes medals because Iris was awarded the Royal.
Enough of my ranting and back to our ride across the Mersey River. Before catching the ferry we went and looked at the World War I submarine and some old buoys. I got some photos of Liverpool from Birkenhead.
We then went and got our tickets. We walked down the walkway which I think is so cool because it goes up and down with the tide. The tide was out when we went because the walkway was going downward. Got some great shots of Liverpool while crossing the Mersey.
If you every get to visit Liverpool or the Wirral it is well worth the ride. They also have special cruises that are always fun.