Ark Royal leaving was much more interesting to watch than arriving. Two helicopters took off and did “recon” runs up and down the Mersey. One of the fire tugs sprayed water too. I heard some people say “Is that it?” and against the skyline it doesn’t look huge but when you spot the 2 little Liverpool Pilot ships next to her it seems so much bigger. Stand next to Ark Royal and she’s a big big ship. If you want to see a big ship though, Grand Princess comes in tomorrow. She’s nearly 300 ft longer.