Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Portsmouth

Yesterday we drove down the coast, or along the coast to visit Portsmouth...to have alook at the historic part of the port
this is the Victory, Admiral Nelsons flagship used in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 when the English beat the French and prevented Napoleon fron invading England..
this is the inside of the Mary Rose...the flag ship for Henry the Eighth....sunk by the French in the Solent...it is amazing the recovery that has been made...some of the ship was in the mud and preserved.....shoes have been found, pewter plates, a lot of the surgeons equipment, the skeleton of the ships dog, gold coins, arrown, cannon and cannon balls, there is a huge collection of things to look at...

you view the ship remains through  windows and on your other side are some saved things to give you an idea of how the ship was set up. There were 500 people crammed on this ship and sadly only 35 survived. We had a great look around, had lunch in a cafe in an old warehouse and then headed home...

leaving Portsmouth...trying to get a photo of the ships in the dock!!

3 comments:

shez said...

how interesting Sue,,sounds like a great day xx

Ondrea said...

That is amazing to think the ship has been preserved so well. An interesting bit of history. I had a few "dah" moments moments realising it was so easy for invasion over there with the countries being so close to each other. Had no idea. ( maybe that's why I flunked history at school.).

kiwikid said...

Wow... Great Pics and nice they preserving the history for us all. Happy travels