Remember the song 'Ferry Across the Mersey' by Gerry and the Pacemakers? Well I've always wondered what it would be like to do just that...
One thing you notice immediately about the Mersey River is that it is rather wide!
This is the ferry we caught...
Before we headed off, I noticed a couple of passengers who had not paid...they were cleaning up crumbs so maybe they were employees?
We found that the ferry doesn't just cross the Mersey, it travels downstream towards the mouth of the river and then turns and travels up the other side.
We got great views of the city buildings...
The white building in the foreground is the museum.
The building on the right is a Port Authority building which the commentary explained was built from plans that were originally drawn up for a cathedral.
We passed lots of docklands areas. According to the commentary, in its heyday, Liverpool had 9 miles of docks/wharves on the Mersey. Most of these areas, especially the huge brick warehouses have been repurposed.
Now travelling along the other bank of the river...we passed New Brighton, a seaside resort area developed on the bank of the Mersey in the latter part of the 19th century.
The futuristic Space port centre
It had been a very enjoyable and informative ferry ride.' Life goes on day after day, hearts drawn in every way...' http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=kp&v=08083BNaYcA