Final Day in UK. 2 more museums.
First, I was avoiding posting photos because I was at 99.9% of my allowed storage at WordPress. So I have deleted a lot of old videos, and now have some headspace. If you search my old posts you will find some blanks. If they are crucial, message me and I will get them to you some other way.
Today was my final day of sightseeing. Beautiful sunny weather in Portsmouth. I am mentally gearing up for home and family, who I have missed. But frankly, this tour of museums and engines and mines and ships could not have been done with wife/family in tow. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have been able to do just what I felt like, for the past 3 weeks. And I have enjoyed making these posts in the evenings.
So today, I visited 2 more museums in Portsmouth, on the Gosport side of the harbour. Smaller, specialist museums. Not for everyone, but I thought that both were terrific. They were 1. The Explosion Museum and 2. The Royal Navy Museum of Submarines.
The explosion museum was quite close to my BNB. A walk along the waterfront, past many, many leisure yachts, and the odd hulk.
There were many more exhibits, mainly of WW1 and WW2 vintage. But a few more frightening, modern ones too.
I noticed this as I walked back.
I have to protect my knees these days, so I drove the 2 miles to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.
The guide’s final comment was that this 1980-90’s technology is obsolete. It is all about nuclear submarines these days.
Then into the actual museum, where there was a mini sub, and the first submarine in the Royal Navy. And a lot of simulation games to amuse the kids.
So, tomorrow a drive to London to drop off the rental car, and fly out the day after. I am planning another quick visit to Fort Nelson, where I am hoping to use a tape measure on one or two aspects of the Ottoman Bombard. Maybe a model bronze version of the bombard in my future, hey?
So, I hope that you have found some of these posts of interest. My usual workshop posts will reappear soon. And maybe an occasional one about UFO’s and Antarctica. See ya.
Safe travels to the great land down under and to hearth and home.
Bit sad your tour is over. Some places we have been and some not. All interesting. Margaret
It was a fantastic trip. Happy to be home. Now wondering what to do with all of those photos and other info.