Cunard's Queen Victoria was in Liverpool for just a day and people had been walking along Princess Parade next to the ship to see it moored at the Cruise liner Facilty there all the day. As the sun went past the horizon more poeple started to gather and, even allowing for a heavy rain shower just after 9pm, the influx continued. By 2300 hrs there must have been several thousand gathered to say farewell. Then the fireworks started, fired from a barge on the river.
The quiet afterwards was shatterd by the sound of the Queen Victoria's horn blaring out over the river and echoed by the sharper horns of the tugboats assiting. The Linesmen unhooked the hoding lines and the Queen started to move out and slowly sail down the river to the strains of "The Leaving if Liverpool" and "Sailing" and cheers and calls from both passengers and watchers.
All in all quite an enjoyable day despite the rain.
(I do like this new text edior allowing images to be inserted in-line)
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