Ferry cross the Mersey

This post is a little bit late, but I thought I’d share a little day drip we went on in the summer holidays. Yep, you’ve guessed it, we went on the very iconic, Ferry across the River Mersey.

The ferry terminal is only a ten minute drive from our house. It was a beautiful day for it, bright blue skies and lots of white, fluffy clouds.


You can see right across to the Liverpool skyline. It doesn’t look too far at all does it?


There was a big cruise liner there that day. We’ve had a lot of cruise ships here this year. A few months ago, Cunard celebrated its 175th anniversary. There was a huge event which brought the three queens (Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria & Queen Mary 2) all together for the first time in history to the waterfront of their spiritual home. They sailed into port in formation and performed a water ballet together. Thousands of people lined the banks of the Mersey to see this once in a lifetime spectacle.



Inside the terminal building was a little indoor ‘River Mersey’with model boats. Baby J was quite mesmerised.


This is the walkway down to board the ferry.


And here comes our ferry, The Royal Iris. There was much excitement from all the children waiting.



These buildings here are known as the three graces. There’s the Royal Liver building on the left, then the Cunard building and then the Port of Liverpool building.



It was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours, and they even play the famous ‘Ferry cross the Mersey’ by Gerry and the Pacemakers as you come into port!

Thanks for reading xx


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