We were planning to go to the new Garden Festival Park, but the company doing it up has gone bankrupt, so it may be October or November before it opens. Plans B and C had no wildlife in them, unfortunately. Since it was threatening rain we headed for the new Museum of Liverpool, getting soaked on the way.
After it cleared up, and after lunch in St Nicholas’s churchyard, we went up to Hall Road for the Coastguard Station Open Day. It is threatened with closure in 2014, so we signed the petition and looked at all their big boys’ toys, including their hovercraft and their sledge for rescuing people stuck in the mud.