Hi everyone! I apologize for the lack of an update-- we have had a very busy week this week. We have visited at least two libraries each day which makes for a long but very exciting day! Regrettably I have fallen a few days behind!
On Wednesday we visited Greenwich to go to the National Maritime Museum Caird Archive and Library. To get to Greenwich we traveled via the Thames Clipper. The Thames Clipper is a very nice boat that travels up and down the Thames to various stops along the Thames. It was such a cool experience and actually surprisingly quick. It seemed like some people used it as part of their regular morning commute.
We arrived to Greenwich early so we strolled through the Naval College and saw where a movie is being filmed. Rumor has it is that Sacha Baron Cohen is staring in the movie we saw being filmed. Before our tour started a bunch of us ran to Costa to get our caffeine fix!
We were able to tour their library and see many of the artifacts that are located there. They have some truly fascinating materials. The Carid Archives and library materials are used by quite a wide variety of people. Of course academics utilize the library but also many family members use the library to learn more about their loved ones. The library has Navy commissioning records which is of course a great tool to learn more about a family member. There are so many large collections stored in the archives. There is a large Titanic collection and numerous detailed journals.
After visiting the library, Jessica and I went for lunch and had some tasty Chinese food. I can honestly say I have not had a bad meal while in London. As many of you know I am a pretty picky eater, but in London there is always something good and healthy to eat! After lunch, Jessica and I got some delicious ice cream and headed up to the Royal Observatory to see the Meridian Line.
To conclude the evening Jessica, Laura K., and I had a stroll on the South Bank. I believe this also made another 20,000 step day for us! Wahoo!
Below are some snapshots from the day!