Saturday, 3 May 2014

Salthouse Dock, Liverpool

 Last night we went to the Theatre to see a play about the 1st World War, made me cry, but it was lovely with music and morris dancing, and a lost way of life.

Just for a change, we booked a trip on a boat!  The Manchester Ship Canal.  A six hour journey from Liverpool to Salford Quays is run by Mersey Ferries, one way by boat and then a bus back.

We left Liverpool Pierhead at 1110 and set of at very low tide for the first lock into the Canal. There does not seem to be a speed limit here and the wash from the boat would make most narrowboaters blanch.

Travelling past Ellesmere Port and seeing the lock from a different angle, and then just a wall dividing the canal from the river..

The creme, though, was going through the Barton Swing Bridge and seeing it from a different angle.  We have seen the bridge open a couple of times, but to actually have it open for us to go "under"?!

I saw this moorhen on her nest outside the Bishop of York's Palace on the River Ouse.  I thought it an ideal picture for a new home card.  So it was matted onto white, black, pink and more black card and stuck onto a white card blank.

I made the sentiment on the computer and matted that onto black card to finish it off.

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