June 13


We have been in Liverpool for 3 weeks. The weather has been unpleasant to really nasty, and the seas very lumpy as a result. We have explored Liverpool quite a bit, and I’ve had a good chance to ring some of the heaviest bells anywhere.

We set off for London for several days and explored the Royal Albert Hall with a guided tour, and then spent lots of time at the Victoria and Albert Museum complex. We stayed in a B&B in the Harrow area so had a chance to ‘enjoy’ the challenges of the London Tube. Nothing nasty, just really crowded at times.

We then set off towards Lincoln, where we met our friends Nick and Chris on their narrowboat ‘Pendragon’. I have shared many moments with them throughout the past years, and it was good to be back on a canal in a narrowboat again, even for just overnight, tied up alongside.

Back to Liverpool, restocking all ready for the weather that looks promising, if we can get out through the tidal lock. We are on our way to Fleetwood, north of Blackpool.

the largest, heaviest, and highest peal of bells in the world, including the second largest bell in Britain (Great George) in the center of the picture

interior of the Catholic Metropolitain Cathedral with ethereal blue light from the stained glass

Exterior of Liverpool Cathedral, the largest in Britain

interior of the vast Liverpool Cathedral. Amazing reverb time for music.

About Ed Mortimer

I'm a retired school teacher, now living on my Dutch cruiser in France. I'm touring as much of the canals and river systems as I can. This blog describes what I do and where I've been. I did spend 5 years on first a narrowboat, and then this boat, in Britain.
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