We’ve hit day 50 today, which feels like a bit of a milestone. 50 days on board…it’s been quite the adventure so far but with lots more to come yet!
After our day trip to Morecambe yesterday, a quieter day today to rest our legs! We started the day by opening an envelope from Barry and Rosemary. We’d thought it was lost, but it turned up at the bottom of one of the shopping bags when we went to M&S yesterday for a food shop – perfect timing. Thanks Barry and Rosemary, we’ll enjoy a meal out in Liverpool, and maybe a sundae too!
We passed some lovely almshouses in the morning, with beautiful flowerbeds out in front. They were part of William Penny’s legacy, founded in 1720 to house the poor in Lancaster, with a small chapel at the back. They are still in use as almshouses to this day.
Our main destination for today was the Lancaster Maritime Museum, located by the banks of the River Lune in the old customs house. The museum had a wide range of different display areas, including the history of fishing and shell-picking in Morecambe Bay, the town’s involvement with the slave trade and trading with the Americas, the history of the Lancaster canal (celebrating it’s 200th anniversary this year), all the way up to the recent history around the oil fields. It kept us entertained for a good few hours.
I practiced my knots…
… and Sarah made friends with one of the locals.
After visiting the museum, we walked back into the centre of town and went to the cinema to watch Toy Story 4. Yes, I still like cartoons / animated films, and so does Sarah. Big kids at heart! We moved seats a few times as Sarah got annoyed with the people sitting behind – maybe Sunday afternoon for a U rated film wasn’t the best timing, but it was good fun anyway.
We then made our way back to Oliver, ready to move on tomorrow. It feels like we’ve been in Lancaster for ages; we’ve really enjoyed our stay here but Glasson is calling.