Yachts and HMS Illustrious

By SlowSong
Took a trip up to Greenwich yesterday to see the warship HMS Illustrious and the yacht race which was going on at the same time. The weather was beautiful when I left home but by the time I got to the river heavy grey rainclouds had moved in and the wind had reached almost gale force. I took a couple of snaps then came home again before I got drenched.

V1 is one of the yachts in front of the Royal Naval College
V2 is of some yachts in front of HMS Illustrious

WARSHIP HMS Illustrious arrived in Greenwich for a brief visit to the borough. The aircraft carrier is visiting London to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic - the Second World War's longest military campaign. And visitors will be able to tour the ship this weekend with open days on May 11 and May 12 from 10am to 2pm. Spaces are limited and not everyone who queues will be able to board, organisers warn. The 22,000 tonne vessel will be moored at Greenwich Pier until May 13.

(and many thanks to Bill for his UA on yesterday's image Smile)

Tags: Photo journalism London General Transport Sailing Landscape and travel

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pascalg Plus
10 37 France
10 May 2013 12:38PM
good timing!

such an elegant building...

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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 12:50PM
A good pair of images... you have done very well with your image of the Illustrious, one ship I didn't serve on in my 24 years in the RN!
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
10 May 2013 1:06PM
A superb capture of this lovely scene !!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 May 2013 2:07PM
Two very well captured images Chris......Sandy
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 2:10PM
V1 looks like my yatch......sithee
A wonderful home for a few years
10 May 2013 2:30PM
V2.....I'd have loved a look round that!!
( Talk about 'boys toys'!!!...Grin)
johnke 5 223 15
10 May 2013 2:56PM
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
10 May 2013 3:03PM
Hmmm...looks like they have to send a sailor or two over the side to paint over the rust. Wouldn't pass muster!

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
10 May 2013 3:42PM
Too nice images, V2 puts me in mind of little children playing in front of their big brother. - gary
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 May 2013 4:19PM
Two super captures here, Chris - I think it was V2 that was featured on 'The One Show' last night on BBC1...Wink
Trev Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
10 May 2013 5:55PM
Aww...pity about the weather, Chris Sad

Two wonderfully crisp shots you got before you left, though. LOVE V2. What a great image!

10 May 2013 6:11PM
Overcast Sky, but 2 fine pics
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 11:17AM
Two very good imagesSmile
11 May 2013 4:27PM
Two very well captured images
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 10:16PM
Has to be V1 here for me Chris
brilliant shot
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
12 May 2013 5:24PM
Lovely set Chris. Looks like too much wind to even put up the sails Wink

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