The Navy's in town
This weekend saw a courtesy visit to Liverpool by the Royal Navy's flagship, HMS Ark Royal. Moored at the new Cruise Liner Facility she was open to the public on Saturday. We arrived at ten o'clock and queued until just before twelve so great were the crowds wanting to tour the vessel. There must have been thousands of people down at the riverside. It was cold and windy whilst we were queueing but when we left the ship the sun was out and it was a glorious afternoon.
The fence in the foreground is the remains of the old Princes Landing Stage and the two ships in the background are the Irish boats loading a the Twelve Quays terminal in Birkenhead.
The Ark Royal in...
Two men on stilts