We tie up in the stream off Liverpool but cannot get ashore for two days yet – having reached the bar yesterday morning. Visibility poor from Great Orme Head round to the “Tower” at Blackpool, and a glorious ‘beat-up’ by a Yankee Thunderbolt. A great discharge of rockets as we come in and all sorts of new aircraft tear across the sky. The first signs of life I see through my glasses are two jeeps and a crowd outside the Palace cinema – it would be! And a crowd on a sort of ‘tour around the bay’ steamer.