Sunday, 11 April 2010

Greenwich Revisited

Went back to Greenwich today, meeting some nice people in relation to a design job of maritime nature. Also beset by polar bears, which have seemed to crop up everywhere lately. Have to wonder how differently British history might have played out if the bear that Midshipman Nelson encountered in 1773 had been luckier or made of sterner stuff. (The young Nelson was part of an arctic exploration mission, and had an encounter with such a creature, which was later immortalized by painter Richard Westall).


  1. I think the ship fired a cannon and scared it away, eventually.