You been keeping Vigil these nights and got to thinking about abut submariners and life under the sea.
Well thankfully we don’t have to plunge the depths to get a sense of what submariners had to go through.
I’m sure there’s one sitting down in the port near you…. or somewhere in your country.
New York Up Periscope
And I spent a couple of hours out of the Manhattan heatwave at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Walking through the cramped USS Growler with others.
And ducking your head through the doorways gives you a sense of the challenges these subterraneans faced.
Without of course seeing the sky for weeks on end and worrying that you could get blown up at any minute.
Of course Manhattan has the advantage of being an island surrounded by water.
But you can find submarine anywhere even landlocked countries as long as they’ve got a stretch of water.
Now I’m no scientist but would the sub not float to the salty surface… this sub(editor) certainly did.
But the Jordanians did drop a submarine in the Red Sea to encourage marine life (and snorkelers) to swim through.
Now, while we’ve all been hibernating they’ve been up periscoping in places we wouldn’t expect.
Such as Switzerland, bang in the middle of Europe.
‘Dive into the mystical darkness deep below the surface and glide weightlessly through adventure-filled underwater worlds..
‘Visitors can explore old wrecks in Lake Lucerne on an unforgettable dive.
‘Go to depths of up to 120 metres in Switzerland’s only passenger submarine.
The P-63 submarine is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and safety systems.
‘And it offers passenger trips for one to three people.’