Thursday, July 27, 2017

Liverpool Exit

We were up at 6.20am as today was the day we leave Liverpool. It was sad, but also we were ready for the peace and quiet of the countryside. We know it has been free moorings here and also free electric, but you also spend a lot of money here, even though a lot of the museums are free, and drink prices are better than the south. The thing is you just want to be out all the time to soak up the atmosphere and meet the lovely people of the city. There are so many places to eat and drink all in a confined area. Shopping is easy and also trains, ferries and even the beach is easy to get to as well.
We Loved It and Derwent6 will be back!
We left our mooring at 7.40am to be at the lock for 8.00am and we managed to get first in a line of six boats going out.

The wind had got up and it made it a bit tricky in places, but it still looked amazing as you exit through the tunnels and docks.

When you take the last turn at the six faced clock tower you know you're heading up the locks back onto the Leeds and Liverpool canal.

We just want to say that CaRT have been fantastic through this experience, and looked after us right the way back to the swing bridges at 6 and 9. They even helped us with a pump out on the way out..
The only down side is the journey to and from the City on the Leeds and Liverpool. It is full of rubbish and also weed which plays havoc with the prop, which slows you down, but we only do slow anyway, and its still very pretty.
We pushed our way out in the now glorious sunshine, that's another thing we have been very lucky with, the weather, someone was looking over us.
We stopped at Litherland and topped up the shopping at the massive Tesco's here before heading to the meeting point to check out at the swing bridges.
We then did swing bridge 10 and moored up in the fields nearby..

We had been going six hours and felt ready to relax in the cratch most of the afternoon.
It felt strange to be off of shoreline and you have to go into battery management mode again, but we will cope.
After a nice shower and our cupboards full of food we were ready for a peaceful nights sleep. Tooty was in his element, after 11 nights staying in, he was out on the tiles all night!

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