Blog Stats for 2017

It’s end of year and as usual I reflect on what I’ve published on this blog during the last twelve months. I’ve uploaded ten new blogs during the year.

This year saw 9,828 views with 6,802 separate visitors from 83 different countries coming to the blog site.

The Top Ten countries viewing my blog were in order of views:

  • UK 6,481
  • USA 2,114
  • Australia 236
  • Spain 100
  • Germany 92
  • France 91
  • Russia 51
  • Canada 49
  • Netherlands 49
  • Italy 37

The most visiting postings during 2017 in order of popularity were:

  • Home page
  • On Four Bridges
  • The Welsh Streets Part 2
  • On Bidston Hill
  • Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
  • Littlewoods Building on Edge Lane Liverpool
  • About Wirral
  • The Hillsborough Monument Memorial
  • Birkenhead Tunnel Flyovers
  • Birkenhead Tunnel

I’ve uploaded 118 posts since I started the blog in March 2012 with 46,777 total views and 27,365 separate visitors during this time.

I will end by saying thank you to everyone who has taken the time to follow my blogs and photographs during the last twelve months and look forward to seeing you in the forthcoming year.

Best wishes to you all for 2018.

Fog on the Mersey

I took a few pictures of the River Mersey from Birkenhead just before the Christmas break. An early morning fog was burned off by the sun on both the Liverpool and Wirral riverbanks, but it refused to fade away over the river itself and by lunchtime it made for an eerie sight. The blanket of fog made the famous skyline of the city appear to be built on a low-level cloud.

The City’s two cathedrals, St John’s Tower and the both the old and new old Royal Liverpool hospital buildings can be seen clearly. However, the Albert Dock and Pierhead are under the mist, with only the top of the Echo Arena and BT Convention Centre to be seen. The rest of the City is in bright sunshine.

Just another day on the river and with apologies to the Geordie band Lindisfarne who sang about the Fog on the Tyne… the fog on the Mersey is all mine, all mine, the fog on the Mersey is all mine.