This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Mistral continued

We toured the French Navy ship Mistral today. Wow - she's very big, and very cool. She dwarfs the Africa Mercy, as you can see: below, Anna and Noah from the Africa Mercy's top deck:


Below, inside the ship's submersible deck, with two landing craft just returning from exercising.


Below, inside the massive hanger deck complete with two helicopters:


...where over 1000 French nationals slept whilst being evacuated from the Lebanon in 2006 during the Israeli bombings:


Below, our tiny little ship:


Below, our kids on the flight deck, where 6 helicopters can land and take off simultaneously.


A very comprehensive tour! Thank you, French Navy! Olly

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