Thursday, 26 September 2013

Day 14 Sea Camp, San Diego, CA

Today began with a very early start, 3.30 am, to be precise, for a 4.00 am transfer to the airport.  After a bus ride to the airport, we flew to Houston, staying for less than an hour, then on to San Diego.

Reminiscent of a spy thriller, we were collected from the airport by a cavalcade of 5 large vans from Sea Camp.  After a quick lunch and orientation at Sea Camp's site on Fiesta Island, we visited the USS Midway Museum in San Diego.  The USS Midway was the USA's longest-serving aircraft carrier, from 1945 to 1992.  It is now a museum devoted to aircraft carriers and naval aviation, having around 29 restored aircraft on-board.

Sea Camp is located on Fiesta Island, San Diego
USS Midway
USS Midway
On the flight deck, the front row are helping the 'Shooter' (in yellow)
The Old - Corsair fighter from WWII and the Korean War.
The Newer - the 'Top Gun' F-14 Tomcat

F/A-18 Hornet
'Unconditional Surrender' (aka The Kiss), 8m tall statue adjacent to the USS Midway 
Back at Sea Camp, a friendly international/intergalactic card game

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