Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Royal Navy at anchor - Belfast lough .

William and I paddled out from Carrickfergus to get a closer look at HMS Enterprise .
Me and H88 flying their insignia
HMS Enterprise is a State of the art mapping ship and dual role warship ,
and was in supporting the Sea Cadets UK regatta which was held at Carrick Castle .

William and I got permission to get very close to ship , and we had a little chat with an Officer, who gave us a little bit of history and general talk about the Enterprise who are not long back from Iraq . Thankyou to the crew and the Captain on the bridge who gave us a wave.

Heading back to Fisherman's Quay.

Back on terraferma.
One of the attractions was the Royal Marine Commando's abseil tower and their marching band.
The sail ability weekend , for those with special needs , being well supported. An old sea dog "Vambo" my mate on his trawler the Audacious which I fished off a few years ago . Is that a beer belly I see developing ?