The last 3 weekends Liverpool hosted another great event. I was very busy these days and I just had the chance to put some of the pictures taken at the event.
In May it was the 70th anniversary of the battle of the Atlantic. We visited HMS Edinburgh, in Birkenhead.
On Pier Head there was the field gun display and another equipment display. We took a lot of pictures, but it would be too much to show all of them. The queues were too long and we didn’t get the chance of taking photos inside the helicopter or cars.
The Battle of the Mersey was one of the most interesting part of the event.
A group of ‘pirates’ capture a local vessel. The Armed Forces went to the rescue. They swoop in over the Mersey in a Sea King helicopter of the Fleet Air Arm supported by assault ships and patrol craft of the Royal Navy. The ship is recaptured and the pirates brought to justice.
The 2nd weekend had a lot of activities more suitable for kids and we didn’t go. It was Albert’s Dock 25th anniversary.
This weekend, the last one, was fun. River Mersey Festival was held for 3 days, from Friday to Sunday. On Friday we had other arrangements, but we’ve spent the weekend in L1.
Besides Maritime Museum there were some creatures from the docks. I was able to pet a star fish and we admired the natural grace of the squids. All the creatures were fished out in the morning and they were returned in the water in the afternoon. The experts were eager to talk about them and this made it accessible and interesting for kids too.
Yakovlevs Aircraft Acrobatics had 2 shows, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. The crowded was impressed by their ability. The best part of the show was the heart they drew with smoke, but it was too big to catch it in a picture.