Friday 1st July 2022
Brenda knows that we are VERY near the sea, the ACTUAL sea, but proximity cannot be the reason for the worst bout of sea/motion sickness that she’s had in years. It came on overnight whilst we were moored up! Aaargh.
We set off from Litherland at 10:15 for the 60ish minute run to Stanley locks. On arrival we found the top gates open and the volunteer lockies awaiting our arrival, even though it was 75 minutes before our booked time down. As we passed the old Police HQ there were some riggers up the tower working on the cellular aerials.
We shared the locks with nb TrickiMicki whose crew had not done the Liverpool link before so were using us as guides. The lockies were cheery and very efficient working us down the four locks into Stanley dock.
Apart from 5 minutes of light drizzle as we descended Stanley locks the rest of our run into Liverpool was in dry weather. Turning left at the clock tower we proceeded through Sid’s ditch and past an enormous Cruise liner that towered above the surrounding buildings it was moored alongside. Down through two more locks, which we had been asked to back set for the next boats.
At the last lock, we were watched by a large group of school children and their teachers while we worked through. As we left, the kids gave Brenda a rousing round of applause from their viewing gallery. It’s difficult to take a bow whilst wearing a raincoat and steering the boat out of the lock.
Then round two sharp bends into Albert dock before arriving in Salthouse dock where we then turned round and reversed into pontoon S14. We are now here for a full week but will try and blog if we have anything interesting to report.