We have had the most amazing day today as guests of the Royal Navy. Seriously. VIP guests.
Thanks to Helen we were guests of her dad who is a Falklands Vet and had a spcial invitation as part of the Bournemouth Air Show.
We headed off to HMS Puncher anchored in Poole Marina with her sister ship HMS Smiter.
The weather wasn't as perfect as we hoped and when the Royal Navy warn you it is going to be a bit 'lumpy' you know it may be rough - and it was. But we had taken Stugeron and were fine the entire day - but it was windy and rough.
We headed out fo the marina and through the harbour and out to Bournemouth Bay where we moved in and out of the other RN ships there and we watched - nay we were there part of it alll - the beach assault as part of the Air Show festival and it was sooooo exciting.
We were treated like real VIPs and it is a day we will never forget.
Lunch on board and finally back to Poole Quay - what an amazing day. What was noticeable was last year we went out in David's and there were hundreds of small boats int he bay watching the air shop. Today - just the Royal Navy boats. Everyone else wimped out on account of the rough sea. We were so proud we were there ... and NOT SICK!
This is HMS Smiter but our ship was identical
In keeping with the watery theme I have a new page and a new collection to share.
This is Gone Fishing by Jen Labre Design at Pickleberrypop
I knew I had the perfect pictures to scrap - of Gary of course with some huge cod he caught on one of his many many trips.
Today I am thankful fpr
- a fabulous day out
- being treated like VIPs