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The guide’s final comment was that this 1980-90’s technology is obsolete.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.