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Harbor Cruise in Portsmouth

March 30 2012 at 8:14 AM

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Response to Some neat Royal Navy jet footage.

I took the harbor cruise in Portsmouth while in the UK last year, and it was kind of sad really. The attitude of the guides was, "here's the Royal Navy, such as it is." Self deprecating humor, but there was a hint of embarrassment in the fact that this was all that was left of a navy that once ruled the seas.

As a side note, the guides didn't appear to think very highly of Portsmouth in general, as symbolized by the boondoggle Millennium tower on the waterfront.

Still, I found it all very interesting. I believe it was the HMS Liverpool that had just returned from a tour of duty in the Persian Gulf, one of its final cruises. We sort of picked the wrong time to drop nearly $50 a head for admission to the Naval museum, what with Victory stripped down to the decks and the Mary Rose not open at all, but I thought HMS Warrior was a beautiful boat (even if it isn't much more than a movie set).

 
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