Sunday, 20 July 2008

Tall Ships

I went to Liverpool yesterday to see the tall ships. How remarkably hushed the city was. The traffic cordoned off and space given over to walkers pilgrimaging to Sandon and Wellington docks. Replacing the roar of modern cars were distant voices harmonising old sea shanties and a briny breeze lunging through riggings and stretching flags and straining halyards. Wonderful.

I've never been in a Liverpool pub before but they're well worth the visit just to admire their original ornate plaster ceilings and walls covered with beautiful wooden panels. So glad they've survived.

Being a former Guide and Scout leader, I couldn't resist a photo of the riggings and these neatly coiled ropes....

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from the field book

from the field book
An inspiring gift for anyone who enjoys watching nature.