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First post on here so here goes;

While working away last week over in Ellesmere Port near Liverpool i found myself bored and stuck on my own in a hotel, so after a quick google search which gave me nothing but derp or demolished buildings, i decided on the good old method of getting out on foot and going for a walk around and quickly found this baby.

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After squeezing through a crazy small gap and avoiding truckers i found myself in a game of cat and mouse with the Liverpool Port Authority who were patrolling the Liverpool - Manchester Canal - Great fun.

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The climb up was pretty much uninterupted aside from the odd pigeon, however once on the top with the tripod out i was spotted by the Port Authority who quickly started to make their way over to me. However in a truly ninja fashion i scaled back down the tower and followed the famous D's of dodgeball to get away (Dodge, dip, dive and dodge) back through the squeeze and out into the freedom.

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Hope you like this and i hope to post more soon!

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Edited by hamtagger
Removed exact date of visit

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That's a cool read and pictures are spot on :thumb

Welcome to the forum and looking forward to seeing more from you. Can't beat the good old gettin out and about and just finding places, good stuff mate :)

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That's a cool read and pictures are spot on :thumb

Welcome to the forum and looking forward to seeing more from you. Can't beat the good old gettin out and about and just finding places, good stuff mate :)

Thanks mate! been exploring ages but hardly posted on the forums! Will continue to do so!

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You must have went when no security was around.Its allways being watched

As in above report, there was Port Authority there. I just avoided them ! That's lots of open ground to cover :P

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We got escorted off :police:

Need to be seriously ninja - this was alone so it was very easy to sneak around :thumb

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