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... back in 1911 - that would be a **** load of cash!!! Once Titanic was launched, it took 10 months to out-fit her with all the decor and furnishings.
One thing that I never knew was about the aftermath of the sinking. That certainly was not portrayed in any movie I have ever seen. After the sinking, April 14, 1912, there were many inquests and interviews of the survivors. Then there was the recovering of the bodies ...
... where all the recent riots took place over their annual Orange Day holiday. Every year organized Protestant protesters march along Queens Road, where 'The Troubles' began 30+ years ago and is part of the dividing line between the Catholics and Protestants. Rioting occurred this year because the police changed the traditional route and blockaded part of the road to eliminate disruption in the Catholic area. Obviously the Protestants ...
... mostly Protestants), those that support being governed by the British and those Irish who support Home Rule, the Sinn Fein - the IRA (Irish Republic Army), (Catholic). Even today's paper highlighted pictures of the Protestants marching - rudely through Catholic areas on the weekend. This "war" is calmer, but not over. We took a Black Taxi tour called Bullets, Bombs and Peace with a driver who ...
... in Belfast). Pretty minta exhibitions on a grand scale. After we headed into the city en route passing a few of the murals known around Belfast. We were apparently billeted next to Sandy Row Freedom Fighter's turf which was reassuring to know. Ended up hitting a few local ancient bars for dinner and capped off our day in Belfast.
... in carefully, and over the next
couple of hours the wind dropped to about a two, then for the last couple of
hours it all picked up again. Getting into Ardglass was easy, well lit passage
in. The wind was W then SW.
I observed the swell was not that big, about
.4meter, but because the period was about 8 to 10 seconds the effect on Kantara
was more significant. So rolling ground swell, with white horses and a bit