Sunday, 17 February 2013

Out and About. . .

It's been a wonderful weekend in Liverpool, sunny and mild with temperatures hovering around 8 degrees. You just can't stay indoors when it's so nice, so the Liverpud and I went for a long walk through several parks, and down to the city centre via the long path that runs alongside the Mersey.  The daffodils are starting to pop up everywhere (except in my backyard, but I keep checking - can't be long now).

Our ultimate goal was to check out the HMS Illustrious (nicknamed Lusty) which sailed into Liverpool on Friday. It's the Royal Navy's last remaining helicopter carrier and was in town to kick off a series of events that will be taking place in the city during May to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, when lots of ships from around the world (including Canada) will dock. There was no mistaking Lusty, even from quite far away; it is one big boat.

And here's a close-up.  Unfortunately we arrived too late to take a tour as they had closed the queue, but it was still quite impressive to behold from the outside.

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