Monday, 25 May 2015
I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In. . .
Well, not technically true. By the time the Liverpud and I dashed down to the waterfront after getting back from a fabulous weekend in Borrowdale, the three ships had already sailed up the Mersey. But we did get there in time to see them begin their maneuvres in front of the Three Graces. These Three Queens - The Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Victoria and The Queen Mary 2 - were in town to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Cunard line. They've never all been in dock before at the same time.
We first caught sight of the Queen Mary 2 turning around to salute the Cunard Building and the city of Liverpool. Her sister ships were lined up to the left of her.
The Queen Mary 2 then turned around and you could see the full breadth of her.
The crowds were huge, so I'm amazed that I was able to actually capture a shot of all three ships in the Mersey.
They then lined up again.
And the Red Arrows flew by in spectacular fashion.
Coloured smoke also went off the roof of the Cunard building.
The Queen Mary 2 then sailed away down the Mersey.
And the Queen Elizabeth docked in the port. We left Queen Victoria still in the middle of the river but she's hanging around for the afternoon.
I love living in this city full of pride in its history. This was a great way to cap off a lovely bank holiday weekend and I'm so glad we got to see it.