Liverpool Bound

A non stop on British Airways to London and a train from there to Liverpool. A C2C Reunion Ride from Liverpool to Portsmouth with a side trip before the end to the Isle of Wight. It was raining when I got to airport. The flight was very civilized. 3 seats for me.

A good wait for the train I booked but I was early and it was easy with killer cappuccino. 

I had to take the Gatwick Express first class to London Victoria station. WOW what a place. 

I had to get to a tube, Victoria line, to Euston Station. I had a little over 100 lbs of packed gear and bike. You would think I would learn. It was doable. Everyone waited for the platform to be assigned for that train. A gentleman I was standing next to said this happened a lot for this Liverpool train. 

Then like  Pamplona’s running of the bulls. A gentleman I was standing next to this happened a lot for this Liverpool train. I was in first class and had a table to myself. 

My train was the most direct from Gatwick. The countryside rolling by. 

Liverpool Lime Street Station was cool. 

A taxi to my hotel, Ibis Styles, in the city center with a Beatles vibe. The view from my top floor room. 

It was hard not to sleep but I am so close to things I went for a walk downtown. I am knackered. The view from where the elevator is.

Right outside my hotel door. 

The walk downtown very near to my hotel on Stanley and Mathew Sts. revealed a LGBTQ community and the Cavern Club which gave the Beatles their start. More on The Beatles tomorrow probably.

A little further down Water St. before the Mersey River waterfront. 

At the waterfront. The buildings are called the Three Graces. One is the Royal Liver Building. 

The next building is the Cunard Building. 

The third building is the Port of Liverpool Building.

The waterfront also has statues of the Fab Four and the Mersey Ferry. The same ferry the C2C bike group is taking in a couple of days. 

Bike lights. More tomorrow. Peace out Tres

4 thoughts on “Liverpool Bound

  1. Dawg! That was amazing. Getting back to the UK is bucket list material for me. If you have time in London proper, treat yourself to Prime Rib dinner at Simpson’s on the Strand. In the meantime, take it all in, keep the pictures coming. “It’s good to be Tres!”
    Cheers! Gibby

  2. How exciting! Love the pictures. I haven’t seen three seats on a plane in a long, long time. You are a real “world traveler”. Keep those pictures coming.

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