Week 46 – R&R in Litherland, Liverpool

Wednesday 14th to Tuesday 20th August 2019

I came off of the trail to rest my body, catch up with admin tasks and relax my brain. So this week was limited to a nice short(ish) walk

Litherland to Liverpool 8.18 miles

Total miles this week 8.18

Total miles to date 1997.81

 

Leeds and Liverpool canal

 

Towpath art

 

Towpath art

 

“The Desmond Family Canoe Trail is a five-year youth project, and the coast to coast canoe trail that has been created has launched. August 2019 will see the start of the 162 mile trail open for adventure.
“It is the longest of its kind in the UK. A privately funded youth engagement project, spanning over 160 miles from Liverpool to Goole.
“Our ambition with this project is to provide a variety of new and exciting ways for 16 – 25 years olds to connect with their local waterways. In turn they can protect and continue to care for them.” (Canal and River Trust, 2019)

 

Towpath art

 

Towpath art

 

Leeds and Liverpool canal

 

“Liverpool was a pioneer in railways with the earliest examples of the world’s first innovative rail infrastructure found in the city. There are spurious claims from around the world of first in rail tunnels. Americans claim the oldest tunnel under streets is the Atlantic Avenue tunnel of 1844, in New York – sealed up in 1861 it was forgotten until rediscovered in 1980. London claim the Brunel tunnel under the River Thames. The Liverpool tunnels pre-date any tunnel in New York or London.” (LocalWiki)

 

Liverpool

 

Liverpool

 

Liverpool

 

The Beatles sculpture, Liverpool

 

Guerilla advertising from local T-shirt company Sine Missione

 

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