Ark Royal in Liverpool 2009

The Ark Royal came into a very grey Mersey yesterday. I was in town so tried to get a few shots but I'm still coming to terms with the new kit. Given that there weren't many others braving the Wirral side at Birkenhead, it seems the best views were further out towards the mouth.

The Navy will allow visitors today and saturday. I went on board last year and wasn't arrested immediately but I'll not be going again this year. The ship is quite awesome but there was something a bit wrong about young children getting to handle powerful weaponry and given the recent Rhys Jones killing, leaves a sour taste. That said, the officers on board were very professional and helpful. It was free too. Well, we paid for it!

Details at the Echo.

2008 Visit

2009 Visit