Welcome, I'm Kate.
Adventure Seeker, Naval Historian, Speaker,
Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion, Tea Addict and Lover of Type II Fun.
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There are a multitude of famous names known throughout the naval world.
Anson, Jervis, Nelson, Bounce…?
No, tragically, this is not an excitably written post where I announce to the world that I have a fur baby. This is the story of a dog, an important dog, a naval dog. You’re not getting away from history that easily…
To be precise, Collingwood’s dog.
I’ve been fortunate to grow up within a short distance of the coast, and have since moved to Hampshire, which has some of the most beautiful forested coastline I’ve found. Both the Dorset and Hampshire coastline is filled with history, another love of mine, and so, I’ve been able to mix it with my love of the outdoors and go on some beautiful walks, in all weathers!
If you follow any naval history accounts or, indeed, any of the maritime Greenwich accounts on Twitter, you can’t have failed to see that today is the anniversary of the funeral of Horatio Nelson. As such, I felt it only suitable to join in with a short history of what was, for the time, an incredibly extraordinary day.
Whewwwwww, what a year it’s been! I remember when I was a kid my mum would always say how fast the year had flown by, and I thought it was because she was old and silly… Yet, here I now am, turning 29 this week and wondering where the hell 2018 went?
Without further ado, here are a few of my highlights from each month!