462 Boaty McBoatface

This is the Royal Research Ship, The David Attenborough. The ship came in to harbour this morning. Unfortunately, at the wrong time for me.

When This Antarctic Research vessel was about to be commissioned in 2017, a competition was held to name the ship. The most popular name polled was Boaty McBoatface. The establishment really couldn’t tolerate that, so the poll was ignored and the vessel was named The RRS David Attenborough.

There was a compromise though. One of the ships autonomous remote survey vessels was given the name. I can remember, probably in the very late 60’s the Antarctic Survey Ship HMS Endurance had dropped anchor in Swanage Bay. I don’t know how mum did it, but she got us onboard for a guided tour. I can’t remember anything about the tour, other than there’s being a lot of steps and that it happened. It’s one of those little moments in time that stick with me.

I’d have liked to have seen the ship come in.

Published by Bill

I just want to write, but I prefer to stay away from controversial topics like politics. I am happy to confess that at the moment, I am writing for me. If you enjoy my writings, and I hope you do then that is all the better.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Ominous The Spirit

Learn more about an artist that makes music, paints, and creates photography.

Blursy

Lifestyle Blog

Leighton Buzzard Photographic Club

A passion for photography

Learn Python

The Easy Way To Learn Python

All About Pigeons

A Site Dedicated To Everything Pigeon

From Mage Mind

When a mage is sharing what's on his mind. Positivity, Motivation, Life, Success, Love, Friend, Smile, Marketing, Writing, Creativity and Good Ideas.

Think Like A Plant

A personal blog of a plant lover

The Photographer Roamed the Streets...

... and met these people on her way

Maria Vincent Robinson

Photographer Of Life and moments

The Astronomical Poet 🌙

The Astronomical Poet

Amarela Space

I'm just another dreamer...

Nick West Photography

Black And White Photography

Enjoygraphy

Rose bloomed in the dessert

Artistcoveries

Discovering the joy of art

%d bloggers like this: