On a sunny evening last week after work, I headed over to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and I am now finally able to tell you why.I am off to climb Kilimanjaro in 2 weeks time (click here for more information on that!)
On the packing list, it says to take a personal / sentimental item for the summit.
Lots of people take football club shirts or flags.
I do have something to take, which will remain my own and I have my reasons for that, but I also now have a very exciting item to be the main focus, thanks to the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Head of Heritage Development, Nick Hewitt.
Accompanying me to the summit will be one of HMS Victory’s modern white ensigns. If you want to read more about HMS Victory and her history then my previous post will give you a brief insight! Link here! HMS Victory is where my interest in naval history, and Horatio Nelson (click here for more information) in particular, began and so it seems quite fitting that on this very personal challenge, I will have something to take that basically sums me up as a person.
Fingers crossed the altitude sickness doesn’t get me first!
This is a very short post, as I don’t want to just copy and paste the press release.
So if you want to read all about my trip to the dockyard click here!