Out and About :: Part V

The following day was a touring day.  Hitty Jean remembered to look up at the ship when she disembarked.  It was huge!  Sometimes, to go up, you had to go down first.  It was quite an adventure to find one’s way!

The Royal Naval Dockyard was the place Hitty Jean’s ship was docked.  Above, you can see the famous Clocktower behind her.  Work began here in 1809, hoping that it would become the “Gibraltar of the West.”  Construction was mainly done by slaves and an estimated 9,000 convicts shipped over from England.  2,000 slaves and convicts perished during its construction, most due to Yellow Fever.  Today, it is a poular spot for tourists, being home to a mall, a beach, a museum and even an authentic British Pub!

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