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We went to Wallasey on the morning of Bank Holiday Monday to watch the Cunard Three Queens celebration in the River Mersey. And we timed an afternoon walk along Meols prom to coincide with the departing Queen Mary leaving the river.
Pictured above is the Queen Mary with the anchored fishing boats and yachts in the foreground on Meols beach. I had the camera on full zoom but struggled to stop my arms from shaking in the stiff breeze that’s been an almost permanent fixture the last week or two (so wind-blown sand is building up against the prom wall). Further along the beach a group of sand-yachters were out on the sand bank and I presumed Hoylake RNLI were returning to the lifeboat station – though in fact the boat and crew were called to a rescue at Hilbre Island.
If you missed seeing the cruise liners last weekend then you’ll get another chance to see the Queen Mary when she returns on July 4th (I think, you’d best check). Pop down to the slipway at Meols to see her sail up if you want to stay local, but go to either Seacombe Ferry or the Pier Head to fully appreciate just how big these cruise liners really are.