After a couple of nights at Litherland we pulled pins at 09.30 and with Narrrowboat Copper Dragon we made our way towards the top lock at Stanley Locks. It was about an hours cruise so after arriving we had a bit of a wait for Canal and River Trust staff to come and lock us down the flight of 4 locks at 13.00.
At the bottom of the four locks we get instructions from Canal and River Trust in how to get to the next lock safely. Luckily for us Allan and Sandra have done this trip before so we decided to follow them.
The view from behind and where we have just come from The impressive building on the right was the old Tobacco Warehouse which is now being converted into 476 apartments accompanied by businesses, cafes and retail outlets on the ground floor.
The Stanley Dock Warehouse is a grade II listed building and is the world's largest brick warehouse. It is adjacent to the Stanley Dock, in Liverpool, Standing 125 feet high, the building was, at the time of its construction in 1901, claimed to be the world's largest building in terms of area.The 14 storey building spans across 36 acres and its construction used 27 million bricks, 30,000 panes of glass and 8,000 tons of steel.
Now are Liverpool adventure begins . We have a done a bit of research and can’t see how we will fit everything in for the time we are spending here. Then I suppose if we really like it we could always come back again .