I was cleaning out my desk and I found an old travel journal I had kept during a trip to the UK and Ireland from a few years ago. This had been the first time I had returned to England after being expelled for working without a permit back in the late 80’s. (I have been back a few times more since) But I thought I would share the journal and some pictures with you all.
After my adventure eating samosas on the beach in Blackpool with my new British friends, I walked back to the hotel. I was pretty wired from all the fun I had, I only slept for a few hours and felt fine. I rode morning train to Liverpool and was ready to explore.
Scenes from around Matthew Street. The Beatles are still a draw for tourists throughout the world. Many local businesses feature their image and music.
The Albert Docks area of Liverpool is also very nice. The area was once a warehouse area for the ships heading off to sea, but today is full of cafes, shops, and trendy apartments,
I really wish I had more time in Liverpool, the city was such a delight. You could easily spend a couple days exploring. Maybe one Beatles themed and another seeing all the other non-“Fab Four” stuff.
This was my last day in the UK exploring the next day I would head back to Thetford for an overnight stay at my uncles and then heading to Gatwick and home later that day. As fate would have it, I would be in Scotland less than six months later. So that’s another series.