Robert Hampton

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21st September 2007

Queen Elizabeth 2
Posted by at 7.10pm | 2 responses | Liverpool

QE2 at Pier Head

The QE2’s visit to Liverpool coincided with the worst torrential downpour for, ooh, at least 2 weeks — proof, if proof were needed, that God hates cruise liners.

I jumped on the Mersey Ferry (I already had a Saveaway so it was free!) and managed to elbow enough pensioners out the way to get some half-decent shots (one of which is reproduced above — click the thumbnail), although the weather wasn’t really conducive to photography.

Anyway, it’s all just a flimsy excuse to link to AISLiverpool, an interesting web site which tracks the locations of ships in Liverpool Bay and further afield and plots them on a map for your delectation. It’s updated in near realtime, too.

2 Responses
  1. Comment by James
    26th September 2007 at 10:59 pm

    A ship visits a dock, news at never.

  2. Comment by Robert
    26th September 2007 at 11:32 pm

    Living in a landlocked state has jaded you, James. 🙁