Thistlegorm Hold #2

One of the best wreck dives in the world was part of our list of sites to visit. The Thistlegorm was an Allied supply ship sunk in 1941. The history behind it is quite interesting and worth a read. We did 3 dives on the Thistlegorm, exploring both levels of the interior of holds 1 and 2 as well as checking out the exterior damage and debris from the explosions. There were several trucks, dozens of motorcycles amongst the equipment in the surviving holds. It was weird to see the massive destruction from the bomb that hit hold 3, then go into hold 2 and see trucks with their windshields intact and rubber motorcycles in the backs of the trucks waiting to be off loaded.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

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