I was away on holiday last week. Just a little family self catering trip to Sussex. We did the usual farm parks and beach trip but the highlight of the week was a trip to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. If you've not been, it is well worth a visit. We spent all day there Wednesday and didn't get to see everything so the kids insisted (I obviously needed a lot of persuasion) we went back Friday.
The mighty HMS Warrior. One of those ships that makes every other warship in the world obsolete, she was so feared she never had to fire a shot in anger. The epitome of splendid isolation in wrought iron.
The previous state of the art, HMS Victory is equally impressive.
The kids loved the Action Stations exhibit. All sort of activities and buttons to push.
We sadly missed the Navy Days, so couldn't go aboard the new Type 45 Destroyers but I had to take this shot of the HMS Dauntless from the deck of the Victory.
If you wish for peace, prepare for war.
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas Stirling
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