Tag: travel

London

Thames Barrier

The concept of the rotating gates was devised by (Reginald) Charles Draper. In 1969, from his parents’ house in Pellatt Grove, Wood Green, London, he constructed a working model. The novel rotating cylinders were based on the design of the taps on his gas cooker.

Pacific Crossing

Leaving Suva

We left at some unearthly hour of the morning but luckily my job was to lift the anchor, then using a very powerful torch, look out for all the fishing boats that were anchored all around us.

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Suva

On this day I was glad I didn’t carry my big camera, hours later after once the admin was done we found an indoor market, it was so nice to get out of the heat, I grabbed a couple of shots with my iPhone.

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Bora Bora

After visiting customs at the local police station we had a look around town, 15 minutes later we stopped for lunch, tour complete. One street, a market and the normal visitors tat shops, don’t get me wrong! it’s a loverly place, but I can imagine the tourist keep to the 5 star resorts.

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Pearl Harbour

Onboard the mighty Mo (USS Missouri) The surrender of the Japanese on the deck of the Missouri brought the Second World War to an end and remains one of the most impressive highlights in her illustrious, 50-year career, spanning three wars, and three generations of American fighting men and women.

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Hawaii Five ‘Oh’

Although the building was designed to be a palace, Kamehameha V realized that the Hawaiian government desperately needed a government building. At that time, the several buildings in Honolulu used by the government were very small and cramped, clearly inadequate for the growing Hawaiian government.