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.

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

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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.

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

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This is the walkway down to board the ferry.

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

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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.

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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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