Back to England – part 8

A few days later, we decided to go to somewhere new.  Not too far away is the Historic Dockyard at Chatham.  On the banks of the River Medway, there has been a naval dockyard there since Tudor times (1540’s) – the yards were part of the assembly of the fleet that took on the Spanish Armada, later (mid 1700’s) built Admiral Nelson’s HMS Victory and then went on the build warships for the steam age and finally submarines for World War 2.

It’s only half and hour or so away and it was a beautiful day – perfect for exploring.  There are lots of things to do there, including tours around a World War 2 Destroyer, Cold War submarine and a converted Victorian era steam warship.   Perfect. Read More

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