Every cityscape is enhanced when viewed through the rigging of a tall ship. OK, perhaps that’s only so these days when we’re aboard voluntarily!
Plenty of people turned out to see Pelican of London arrive in the historic docks outside Merseyside Maritime Museum.
And I am happy to join the ship today and lead the science education programme for the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, the new contingent of young people are undergoing Covid-19 security before stepping on board while we wait in the sunshine getting to know each other.
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