Wednesday, September 15, 2010

San Diego Pictures

San Diego SkylineI had some time tonight to start sorting through the many, many pictures that I took while we were on vacation in San Diego. That ended up taking much longer then I was expecting, which means instead of a real post I'm just going to throw up some pictures. Lazy, I know.

On Saturday Linzy and I went to the Maritime Museum that is in San Diego harbor. It is different then the USS Midway, but almost right next door to it. The Maritime museum has a bunch of ships, including the oldest operating ship in the world, two submarines and the ship that was used in the movie Master and Commander. We also took a cruise around the harbor as part of the deal. It was well worth the price of admission.

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The oldest operating ship in the world: The Star of India, built in 1863.

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There were several America's Cup-class sailboats operating in the harbor. They are FAST, and they weren't anywhere near as fancy as the real deal.

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A Russian sub that was acquired by the museum. In a strange coincidence it was actually assigned to shadow the USS Midway back in the day.

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The Russian sub was not exactly luxurious, and shockingly it was in use as late as 1989 (!).

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Under no circumstances would I have ever sailed in that death trap, it was crazy.

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For comparison purposes the museum also has an American test sub that appeared to be newer and similarly cramped. But it didn't look like it was going to actively send you to your death.

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Speaking of the USS Midway, this is what she looks like from underneath. It's hard to get a sense of scale here, but trust me the ship is immense.

There are more pictures in the full set.

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