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Tall ships race

Postby bigwow » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:57 pm

Any formites visiting Liverpool for the tall ships 18-21 July are invited for a tipple aboard BigWow, unfortunately in the marina as we are not welcome in the river during the event itself.

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Postby aquaplane » Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:05 am

I may well take you up on that invite. My Lady has expressed a preference to come and have a butchers at the tall ships. We haven't finalised anything yet but it's still a possibility.

She is from Preston but her family is from Liverpool and she classes herself as a pseudo Scouser.
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Postby Arghiro » Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:24 pm

aquaplane wrote:(cut)
She is from Preston but her family is from Liverpool and she classes herself as a pseudo Scouser.


Seems close enough to me. I'm from the Wirral & always been called a scouser by outsiders.

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Postby lady_stormrider » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:33 pm

Because I was only born in Liverpool and lived near Seaforth I am often referred to as a Woollyback as technically that's Lancashire.

I also hope to take in the Anthony Gormley statues opn Crosby beach. The ones stopping locals launching their boats off the beach.
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Postby Arghiro » Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:27 pm

lady_stormrider wrote:Because I was only born in Liverpool and lived near Seaforth I am often referred to as a Woollyback as technically that's Lancashire.

I also hope to take in the Anthony Gormley statues opn Crosby beach. The ones stopping locals launching their boats off the beach.


They're worth a visit. And I never saw a boat launched off that beach in the 30 years I lived at Wallasey (across the river). I did once sail there (and back) on a 14' dinghy cat in the 60's. We were the only dinghy on the river that evening & had a bit of "fun" dodging the tankers trying to catch the last of the tide out of the river.

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Postby bigwow » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:23 pm

Well, stayed on BigWow all week-end, in fact just got home today. Not visited by one formite! drunk myself silly just to get rid of all the booze! :D :roll:

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Postby Julian » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:37 pm

bigwow wrote:Well, stayed on BigWow all week-end, in fact just got home today. Not visited by one formite! drunk myself silly just to get rid of all the booze! :D :roll:


I did not see your post otherwise I may have popped over. Though after walking to and from Wellington dock from the bus I was in a bit of a mess.

No seats at the dock either, if I had have come aboard you may have had problems shifting me as me old bones had seized up as the evening arrived. It was damn cold in the wind too!

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Postby bigwow » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:50 pm

Marina was running a FREE shuttle bus from the Albert to the Marina and for the adventurous a rib from Gaciere as well

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Postby Julian » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:19 pm

we got the free bus, it stopped about a mile from Wellington for some reason???

Taxi's were not allowed near..

All fine if you are fit, but for me it ruined a pleasant afternoon. There was better access in 92 when they were in Vittoria dock in Birkenhead, but I guess that did not fit with the City of culture. They could have run a ferry back and forth which would have been more fun for everyone.

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Postby Arghiro » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:45 pm

I watched the parade from the Wallasey Prom (stayed at my brothers' so didn't manage to get over to visit BigWow). Who was that anchored just up-river from the Tower Bouy? Could it have been BigWow?

Couple of sail boats there too, Malvinas & Supra. Anyone we know?

Great day out & nice to see some were setting sails despite an near headwind to deal with.

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Postby aquaplane » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:28 am

We were put off by the fact that the ships were not actually moving and the traffic in Southport for the Golf. Plan A was park in Southport and get the train into town. Upshot was we went sailing instead.

We had a cracking sail on Sunday to make up for the slight dissapointment of not seeing the ships, and the major dissapointment of not being Wowed by the big one too.
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