I was lucky enough to get to see my family over the Christmas holidays. They came to visit London for a few days, and it was great. We did lots of touristy things with the Cutty Sark being the highlight of the trip. Then I headed to Switzerland to see some friends I met on the QM2, and do a bit of skiing.
|Cutty Sark Rigging|
|Cutty Sark's hull, note the concave bow sections|
|Satchel in Lenzerheide, Switzerland|
In other news, it snowed in Southampton, about 4 inches. This is apparently a big deal, judging by the local and university response...
|Andy, Chris, and Cody in the snow|
Cody also spend time in Italy, I believe almost two weeks. He met his girlfriend, Lindsay, there and they saw quite a bit of Italy!
|Cody and Lindsay at the Trevi Fountain in Rome|
|Andy and Colleen with a nice selfy|
Since we have been back, we turned in our final Maritime Archaeology paper (everyone passed), designed a satellite to orbit Saturn, taken a final exam in Maths, Programming, and Astronautics, and turned in lots of thermodynamics assignments for Webb. We are now completing our final papers for Ship Science, to be turned in on Friday. We will all be flying back on Tuesday the 29th, landing in JFK at 12:30 pm, in case anyone wants to meet us.
Just this morning, we went to visit BMT Nigel Gee, a marine consultancy office in Southampton, but that will be covered in the next post, so all you who get bored by Naval Architecture stuff can skip it.