Salford (Via Crete, Zakynthos, and Kos), July 21st 2018
Have Albus backpack will travel….
When i’m travelling, what things do i take for a piece of home
(1) My camera kit
It’s my hobby, and there’s no better time to capture some cracking scenery with my Nikon DSLR.
(2) Diary, Notepad and Writing stuff
When im out taking snaps, it pays to record where i’ve been. I normally keep a travel log of the events whilst im away, and this usually finds its way on to here,
(3) Boiled Sweets / Jelly Babies
I Buy these at the Airport, and they usually last all week.
(4) Paperback / Kindle / Phrasebook
Reading Material for when the beach is out of bounds, the phrasebook helps me with the street signs and if i need any local questions. The kindle also acts as my music box and has a couple of video games on it
Early morning for me yesterday, as i took up the chance to visit another branch of the Imperial War Museum.
As a Member of the Volunteer Team at IWM North, I’d been to Duxford, and Headquarters in London…but yesterday gave me the opportunity to visit a branch of the museum i hadnt been to, HMS Belfast, Anchored on a branch of the River Thames.
Walking around the sections of the boat, we got to see everything from Navigation to how sailors slept on board and a view of the engine room…the heart of the ship that made it move through the water, we were also given a little bit of the boats history and its role in world war two, escorting civilian ships against attack during the Arctic Convoy Missions
We were given a full tour of the cruiser by one of the Yeoman of the Ship, before being given a lunch in the galley and opportunity to explore for ourselves.
HMS Belfast Nameplate
HMS Belfasts Guns, with Memorials and Bell
Deactivated Seamine, Now used by HMS Belfast for Donations
We begin with something Nautical – the Manchester Ship Canal
(or as we now know it – Salford Quays)
The various waterways are connected by a series of footbridges for Navigation around the quayside.
Located in the Northwest of England the basins are still used by ships and boats at certain times of the year. Everything from Royal Navy and Merchant Navy vessels to Narrowboats which use the waterway as part of their navigation of the canal network
I like the narrowboats as they’re painted to the owners original design.
Salford Quays has its own narrowboat named after the painter LS Lowry, and it does cruises up and down the Canal network.