Liverpool and The Beatles

Joanie and I have finally gone through the hundreds of photos and video clips from our recent trekking holiday to the UK, in order to find the best ones to post here over the next few weeks. My intentions with this blog are to document our experiences for posterity and to share our experiences with those friends around the world who might be interested in following along our journey. Thanks for viewing, and don’t hesitate to ask any questions or add comments.

We landed in Manchester, England on a misty morning and hired a little Ford Puma hybrid for the month before loading up our gear and driving out to the home of Iain and Janie in nearby Neston on The Wirral. Iain and I first met as new students at Stirling University in Scotland, just 45 years ago. I hadn’t done a very good job of staying in touch over the intervening decades while we had families and careers, but it was a blast to catch up with them and their family over our few days together. I am forever indebted to Iain for my deep love of Liverpool Football Club (#YNWA), and am very excited to see them both again later this year on my next adventure (more about that to come soon!).

We took the ferry cross the Mersey from Birkenhead to Liverpool, made famous in the song.
Gerry & The Pacemakers, Ferry Cross the Mersey
Iain and Janie were our marvelous hosts.
The Liverpool waterfront

The Royal Liver Building

It was nice to see The Fab Four celebrated throughout the city!
The Hard Days Night Hotel

Sorry, Ringo – I missed a good shot of you!

Inside the hotel lobby.

The Cavern Club

The Beatles Museum

Album covers
The Beatles, Let It Be

Author: Chris

Until 2019, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia focused on Community Economic Development. Before that, I was a high-tech executive, small business owner, consultant and business broker.

12 thoughts on “Liverpool and The Beatles”

  1. Hi Chris
    Thank you for your pictures and blog notes. I have never been to Liverpool but I’m sure I will be travelling there someday. The Beatles is one of the first bands I listened to thanks to my brother Bernard who passed away recently. RIP…

  2. Hi Chris
    Looking forward to your UK “Trek” photos.
    I have not visited since September 2019 and I am not sure I will do so this September either. Nothing to do with Covid-19 – coincidentally, it is a Trek that calls……

  3. Enjoyed the Beatles experience and touring Liverpool with you! Great captures Chris, thank you for sharing. Love to you and the family!

    1. Thanks, Denny! I hope you’re well! It was a great trip and I am excited to share our pics and videos on this blog over the next few weeks, while I also prepare for my next adventure.

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