We leave Salthouse Docks, passing through Albert Dock by Liverpool’s Tate Gallery, we weave our way through the docks and underneath Pier Head to emerge in front of the Museum of Liverpool and the Three Graces.
The Royal Liver building, opened in 1911 and is adorned by two Liver birds is Liverpool’s signature landmark. The Liver bird that looks over the Mersey River is said to represent the wives of the sailors at sea, and the Liver bird looking over the city to represent the husbands looking back to the city and their families.
The Cunard Building next door was built between 1914 and 1917 and until 1960’s was the headquarters of the famous Cunard Cruise Line but is now home to The British Music Experience.
The Port of Liverpool building completes this prestigious skyline and was the first of the three buildings to be completed in 1907 as the headquarters of the Mersey docks and Harbour Board.
We make our way back through SIDS Ditch, up Stanley Locks and back to Litherland where we stop for some provisions and took the opportunity to have lunch. Unfortunately we forgot about the timed swing bridge on this section of the canal. We then move on capturing some local wildlife as well as encountering some local scallywags, as unfortunately we forgot about the timed swing bridge on this section of the canal and had to make an unscheduled stop in an area where it is not recommended to moor. We arrived at the swing bridge at 14.15hrs ,but it is locked between 14.00 and 18.00hrs. So we stopped and had an early tea before passing through the swing bridge and mooring just past swing bridge 10 at Melling.