Myself and the aspiring Mark Spitz ( for those who remember, see pic !) opted to stay onboard whilst the girls left the ship to 'go shop' in Liverpool ! The last time I was in this city was during a Glyndebourne tour sometime in the late Middle Ages, and my memory is being very embarrassed by the male singers who insisted upon singing very loudly on the Mersey Ferry, much to the chagrin of the other passengers ! It was not one of my finest musical escapades !
Back to 2014, and W and I played his newest game, Pengeloo or something like that, in the empty and blessedly air conditioned Piazza, followed by a Seanmhair set of challenges which involve much moving, thinking and asking members of the crew answers to questions, all with the lure of golden pound coins for correct answers. W will be a millionaire by the time he is 30.
We are now enjoying a peaceful swimming session in a largely empty pool........still meltingly hot, so even a small 7 year old boy is moving in child slo mo !
Easy ozy does it.