If you decided to plan a terrorist attack in London you would certainly stop the city. However the consequences and ramifications could be a little bit messy.
On Wednesday the 10th of June at 1212 Xplore was able to do just that,
stop the traffic in central London, when Tower Bridge opened up to let
Xplore under full sail to navigate through this historic land mark.
As part of the 100 year anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton, Xplore
visited London to promote the up coming expedition with the UK Royal Navy team who's expedition we will be doing next January in
Antarctica and South Georgia.
Moored at HMS President the view up the Thames to Tower Bridge was
magical, everyone at the Navy base were so welcoming, our time there
will certainly be well remembered.
A further highlight of the week here in London was the visit to Xplore
of the honourable Alexandra Shackleton, grand daughter of Sir Ernest
Shackleton who is greatly enthusiastic and supportive of the Antarctic
Endurance expedition which we will be doing.
I was pleased to have presented her a signed copy of one of the Xplore
hydrographic "Crafty Charts" showing that the spirit of discovery and
adventure is still very much alive.
Xplore will remain in London for the next few days participating in a
Polar code conference at the Royal Geographical Society, organised by
IAATO as the new regulation in polar shipping will effect all vessels in
Antarctic and Arctic waters.
Well worth doing if you visit London is a visit to historic St
Katherines dock where Xplore is now moored, this picture perfect old
world marina is such a fantastic location is central London.