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Saturday [Jan. 20th, 2002|12:35 am]
Peter Sheil
Peter: ......... juxtaposition .....
Kim: That's a big word for this time of the morning.
Max: Actually it's two words next to each other.
Peter: *groan* It's going to be one of those mornings isn't it.

Dive dive dive
We went over to Portsmouth to the submarine museum which was good fun, although we did have to dodge some very heavy rain showers. You get to go round a sub [built about end of second world war] and there are loads of things to look at. There is not much headroom on the sub - I had to keep ducking (as did Max) but Kim and Val were OK.

Then we went out for a meal and oh yes we had a ferry ride there and back 'cos the museum and Val's house are on the oposite sides of the harbour. We tried to have a game of pool but noone wanted to take our money so we got bored and left. Then we look in Whittards for coffee and amaretto (sold out) and a book shop (and didn't but anything *gasp*)

Then we went back to Val's and chatted and played with the internet on her TV - cable connection from NTL I think. It was strange looking at web sites on the minimalistic browser on the settop box - about a third of the sites wouldn't load at all or had some error that stopped you working. I could get to LJ though so that was kewl :)

I'm off to bed soon - take care everyone
Blessed Be

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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-01-22 04:20 am (UTC)

So close ...

and yet so far :)

Do you know what part of the museum gave the creeps?

A small shed on the way in had various torpedos (including one I'd done some work on the software for) and an old launch panel for ICBMs from sub. *shiver* I know we are a lot safer nowadays but it still was a chilling piece of kit.

Mind you I was always far more worried that the US would fire off something rather than the Russians. Now we just have to worry about terrorists and they are far less dangerous *ironic look*
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-01-22 07:24 am (UTC)

Re: So close ...

I've not done the Victory, Mary Rose yet, but plan to do so later in the year. The sub museum is GBP4 / adult and you need to be able to climb stairs to get onto the sub - the exhibition building is on two floors but has a lift if needed. The ... forget name now ... first British Navy sub ... in its own environmental controlled building has stair only access to get inside it.
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