Monday, June 17, 2019

More walking around Liverpool

On our return back to the boat yesterday, we noticed open mussel shells on top of some of the pontoons in the dock. We will have to set up ‘Dock Watch’ to try and find out which birds are feasting on them.
After breakfast, at 10:30, we set off heading for the Philharmonic dining rooms (with a ‘must see’ gents loo). We wanted to call into tourist information on the way and then the Metropolitan cathedral after.
Library Roof
Wrong! first stop was a specialist shoe shop where Brenda bought two pairs of shoes, just A – MAY – ZING! Graham ferried them back to Jannock intending to meet up again at the Tourist office.
Wrong! it’s no longer where maps said it was but with the wonders of modern telephony and a helpful traffic warden we met up at the Central library (terrific roof) where it has moved to, and found out the travel info we need for tomorrow.
As we had booked a tour of the underground docks for 2:30pm we were not going to get to our planned destinations in the time CrownHotelwe had available. Instead, we had a visit to the Walker gallery and then went for lunch in the Old Station hotel, now a  Wetherspoons establishment called the North Western. We then walked back, past the Crown hotel, to the Maritime museum on the docks ready for our tour.
The guide for this free tour was a very knowledgable enthusiast with a wicked sense of humour who even provided us with a Health and Safety brief on the correct way to cross the main road using the pedestrian crossing. Once completed, a quick tour of the maritime museum found us back on the boat at 4:30 – completely pooped and gasping for a cup of tea. This appears to have turned into a walking holiday.
1ManBand    Acrobats       1ManBand2  On our walk back down through the town, the main shopping street boasted a selection of buskers. The best of these was a Euro-techno-pop one man band called Anders Flanderz. He was a brilliant, talented musician who was also witty and funny. Graham loved his improvised bass drum fashioned from a water container.
We found these YouTube videos of him in Liverpool

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