As part of my “staycation” this week, Gina & I decided to revisit Greenwich again, and try to see the parts that we had to miss last year (there is simply too much to see all in one day). We started off by taking the “Thames Clipper” from Tower Pier to the National Maritime museum.
Whilst walking through the grounds of the naval college, we saw a filming of “Great Expectations”, with many actors in period costumes and horse drawn carts – a short movie can be viewed on our podcast. We then entered the newly redesigned National Maritime Museum, financed by a very generous gift of £20 million from the late Israeli shipping magnate Sammy Ofer (he also donated £3.3 million to restore the nearby “Cutty Sark” clipper), but who sadly passed away just one month before it was officially opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in July 2011.
One of the best exhibits – the actual uniform worn by Vice Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar.
To finish off a really enjoyable day, we returned by “clipper” to the Tower of London, then took a short walk to St. Katherine’s Dock, for a relaxing meal at a restuarant overlooking the moored boats.