A bit of touristy background…

May 23, 2015

This is the sort of thing I imagined waking past-life memories for the boys — the old HMS Warrior. It was England’s first iron-hulled warship, and would have been the New Big Thing in naval vessels when Will Marshall and David Archer were very, very old men.

Portsmouth, HMS Warrior

And of course, there’s HMS Victory, Lord Nelson’s ship–built for a crew of 800 and bigger than a lot of buildings of the era:

HMS Victory, Portsmouth, England

Here’s a street in Portsmouth, the sort of building that Kevin and John wound up living in. Some of the older places look unchanged, from the outside, while some are obviously modernized:

Portsmouth on a wet day

And this is just a picture I enjoy. It’s the time of year when the story’s set – late November, just the start of the holiday season but before the tourists come in. Grey and moody…

Cloudy day in Portsmouth

I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour!

One last excerpt, and I’ll be signing off. I’ll wait an hour or so and then pick a couple of winners of a download — Walking Wounded or Sail Away, winner’s choice!

2 Responses to “A bit of touristy background…”

  1. Denise Dechene says:

    I’m not much of a traveler so I enjoy other peoples pictures. I love history so the pis of the ships are great. The buildings remind me a little of row houses. Thanks for sharing

  2. Susan says:

    For those of us who have not been to Britain, photos help ground the story!

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