... a husband to do his duty!
I have to confess that I am not fond of the craze that is referred to as D.I.Y.; nor, it would seem, am I particularly good at it, often losing interest part way through the project! I default to prevarication when the topic is raised or fein a a serious sporting injury - paper cut or splinter, that sort of thing! This summer, however, I have vowed to make this right; if I wanted some serious hobby time then it only seemed right and proper that I 'ticked off' some of those jobs that had eluded me for far too long.
The reward for a particularly strenuous bout of sanding, filling and painting was a day out at the Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth with the prime intention of taking in the newly opened Mary Rose Museum. This was a tremendous experience and the first time that I've set foot on Nelson's Flagship 'Victory' so a real treat all round. The 'Saintly Mrs. Awdry' was in charge of the camera so I present the following examples of her work as a record of our day.
|I was conscious of just how low the ceilings were onboard Victory.|
|Nelson's quarters onboard Victory.|
|Boys will be boys!|
|My thoughts soon turned to food, the galley onboard Victory.|
|The ship's bell; Mary Rose.|
|The extent of the preservation is breathtaking; Mary Rose.|
|The ship's dog; Mary Rose.|
|Stunning combination of artefact and modern materials; Mary Rose.|
|A cracking bit of architecture, the Museum was good too!|
|"Somewhere around here is Nelson's Flagship" or, "where is the nearest restaurant?"|
|The Mighty Warrior|
|Palatial interior of the Warrior.|
|The boiler room onboard Warrior.|
|Not, I understand, as a result of the Awdrys visiting!|