My Tourist Travels

A low level weekend in the Lakes

When we invited our parents for a weekend in the Lake District we didn’t give much thought to how we would spend our time. We were confident that they could not fail to be impressed by the scenery, particularly as one of them had only been to the area once, 30 years ago. ¬†One thing was sure, with two willing but less sprightly seniors, a middle-aged dodgy knee and a car that didn’t perform well on hills, it was clearly not going to be a high altitude experience.

Our Cunard Three Queens Weekend

Liverpool certainly knows how to welcome a cruise ship. There’s a party atmosphere at the dock whenever a ship is in town, with people from across the city making the trip to see the latest visitor from the high seas. Reasons vary, some have worked on the ships, some have been passengers and some are just plain curious. The arrival of the three Cunard Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria on Bank Holiday Monday was clearly going to be a very special party. As big cruise ship fans, we decided to make the most of the occasion and join the fun.