So this morning we left this lovely quiet mooring for a very noisy one. Moved all of one mile to where the river runs parallel to the M25. But it was the only convenient spot to stop and catch the number 436 bus to Brooklands museum.
This museum is on the site of the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit with many a collection of cars, motorcycles and bicycles from the heyday of the track until it closed in 1939. Thinking this would be more of interest to Ian, I surprised myself by thoroughly enjoying the day. A 4D Theatre experience with us in the cockpit of one of the Red Arrows doing their famous flying display was thrilling. For those with motion sickness, this is not for you. I must say the highlight for me was Concorde. One magnificent plane that I would so loved to have flown on but would never have happened unless we had won the lottery. To purchase a return ticket on one of it's last flights in 2003, would have set you back well over £8,000 each!
|Top right and bottom right. The 38A. Not sure if the memories are happy ones as school was not the most favourite place to go to.|
|Brooklands Mercedes-Benz do driving experiences.|
|The 1907 original race track|
|Wellington found at the bottom of Loch Ness.|
|Some of the early planes|
|Cockpit of Concorde and after the crash in France all Concorde's were grounded.|
|Vickers VC10 Plane owned by Sultan of Oman, His Royal Highness Qaboose Bin Said and given to the museum in 1987.|
|If all flight experiences could be like this. Sheer luxury.|
|And us as Captain (Ian) and first Officer in the Co-Pilot seat (me)|