Travel Journal: Monday, June 16, 2014
I slept straight through the night. Perhaps the melatonin helped! It usually does. I didn’t wake until 6am when the alarm sounded. Fatima was working the nursing conference today and we wanted to breakfast together. The continental included baked beans, of which I had two bowls. Baked beans make a great breakfast! They also had chocolate danish/croissants and a coffee machine. The coffee was good too. I took a mug for the road and escorted Fatima to the Convention Center.
I returned to the hotel room, changed my shoes and loaded up the camera for today’s adventure. I strolled past the Royal Liver Building, over Strand and up Water Street towards Liverpool Lime Street station with a few diversions.
From there I would catch the train to Chester, a small medieval town with an old Roman wall around it. I aimed to catch some Liverpool sites along the way. One of them which I discovered was St. Luke’s church. It was bombed out in 1941 during the wartime May Blitz of Liverpool.
WATCH: Artists in Residence at “The Bombed Out Church”
I continued on and explored the nearby Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, then entered the train station. I bought a ticket and headed to Chester, only a 45 minute ride away. I will dedicate another blog post to that adventure, so let’s skip ahead…
After a few hours spent in Chester, I surveyed the area around Lime Street station including St. George’s Hall and Gardens, the World Museum and Walker Art Gallery. I also discovered many street vendors and markets, the Queen Victoria Monument, and visited the Museum of Liverpool along the Mersey River while returning to the Convention Center to meet Fatima.
She she wasn’t quite finished, so I strolled back around the Albert Dock nearby and found a dockside patio. I ordered a Guinness and beet pizza at a funky little spot called Revolution. Fatima soon joined me.
It was late evening now. We were both jetlagged and ready to rest. She must work again tomorrow, so more adventures for me!