Friday, July 13, 2012
San Diego Maritime Museum
It was a very enjoyable and quiet little excursion, just the five of us.
We toured the Star of India. We saw what bunk space was like for those traveling to new lands to settle. The Star of India display shared about settlers traveling to New Zealand and the deprivations and hardships of their voyage.
The Star of India was/is a classic sailing vessel in every way.
We got to view a gallery show in the belly of the Star that featured photos taken by Jack London during some of his many sailing trips. It was very interesting to 'see' through the eyes of a writer.
We also toured a Russian Submarine.
You couldn't pay me to actually go under water in a submarine!!
We also toured the HMS surprise whose figurehead you see above.
In addition to the two ships and the submarine, we took a quick spin through the Steam Ferry Berkley, which is stunning with wooden benches that would do any old church proud and stained glass windows. We were just about ready to return to the airport at that time so I didn't take but one photo in the Berkley.
There was a great deal more to see at the museum but we were out of time and had to catch our flight back home to Minnesota.