Cruise Sunday 19th June
As a change from the usual Sunday walks programme, 27 intrepid SWOG adventurers boarded the 'Snowdrop' at Salford Quays bound for Liverpool via the Ship Canal. On taking our seats John H came across his worst nightmare, a full view of Manchester United's ground. Soon we were under way gliding past all the new buildings on the Quays including the New Media City. At first the weather was quite cool and certain of our number adorned themselves with hats and gloves making it look more like an expedition up Kinder. We passed through several locks and many swing bridges before arriving at Eastham Lock where we entered the Mersey Estuary. By now we had full sunshine and it was a very pleasant cruise down river to the Pierhead at Liverpool. Quite a number of the party continued the nautical theme by visiting the Baltic Fleet. Soon it was time to leave and we were whisked back to Manchester in a fleet of double decker buses.
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