Victory and other historic Marine News

I have been speaking to Peter Goodwin, Curator and Keeper of HMS Victory and author of numerous definitive books on historic marine subjects.PG___GF_IMG_6503_wp.jpg

Peter is very concerned that there are structural problems in Victory caused by poor repairs and the committees responsible are not listening to him …

Thus I was able to bring Peter some moral support and light relief with some marine news.

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With the L’association Laperouse

L’association Laperouse, a dynamic association based around the Museum of Laperouse in the old quarter of  Albi launched a new book with champagne and  “la galette des rois” about recent discoveries relating to Laperouse.

You may be aware of Laperouse?  Laperouse_soiree_IMG_6761_wp.JPG

Laperouse, navigator and discoverer was literally the French answer to Captain James  Cook and the HMS Endeavour.

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Friday 22 Janvier, invitation

How do you fancy and evening with the L’association Laperouse at 18.00.at the musee in the old quarter of Albi to partake of “la galette des rois” a long tradition here, not sure if it is common through out France.
Thought you might like the attached of Albi? Err wot pic, ****** WordPress/ Explorer won’t load not even after the 93rd attempt… Ahh well, try again tomorrow?
I am preparing a painting of the meeting between Laperouse (the French explorer and navigator) and the First Fleet at Botany Bay (Who founded the nation we know as Australia) , now on my urgent list.
My research is quite advanced however there are still questions to be answered.

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