Submarines and Seascapes… Paddy and Plunkett in Portsmouth, Part 3

Paddy at Victory, Portsmouth - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
Last week, we left adventurous Irish Beasties Paddy and Plunkett in something of a sticky situation… captured by an irate security guard who objected strenuously to Paddy’s attempts to take HMS Warrior for a test drive!

However, this week I’ve received another round of photos in which the pair of them appear to have eluded their captor… How can this be?
“A good escape artist never reveals his secrets,” says Plunkett. “And anyway, we had to go and have a look around the Alliance submarine.”
Plunkett with the Alliance Submarine - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
Fair enough.

Although it seems like Plunkett was really only interested in hanging out in the bar…
Plunkett in the Torpedo Tube Saloon - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
Apparently when Alliance was in use, food was stored just about anywhere they could find space. So yes, those beers are indeed being stashed in a torpedo tube! Fortunately, it’s a long time since any torpedoes were launched from this submarine – Alliance has been a museum since 1981, so Plunkett can enjoy his tinnies in peace.

Suitably refreshed, the two lads set off for the Figurehead Museum…
Paddy at the Figurehead Museum - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
…Where they met some pretty unusual ladies!
Figurehead Museum, Portsmouth - H Crawford/Crawcrafts BeastiesScary Lady at the Figurehead Museum, Portsmouth - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesYikes! Imagine if you saw those faces leering at you from the front of a battleship! But look what was waiting for the boys around the corner…
The Knitted Sea at Portsmouth's Figurehead Museum - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesKnitted Fishies at the Figurehead Museum - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesKnitted Mermaid and Friends at the Figurehead Museum - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesMore Knitted Undersea Creatures at the Figurehead Museum - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
…A whole knitted underwater scene! Look closely and you’ll see turtles, starfish and mermaids as well as hundreds of multicoloured fish! Paddy and Plunkett could have stayed here for hours, but then they saw this…
Plunkett with the Giant's Causeway Poster - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
“Is that the Giant’s Causeway? We really have been away for quite a while… maybe it’s time to head home. Hope you’ve enjoyed following us around Portsmouth, see you soon for more monster adventures!”

7 thoughts on “Submarines and Seascapes… Paddy and Plunkett in Portsmouth, Part 3

  1. Your boys have certainly captured our imaginations with their seafaring adventures, I’m glad Captain Jack Sparrow not show up for his curtain call, as you two Beasties are wayyyyyyy cooler 🙂

    1. Awww, thanks! They’ll be happy to hear that! To be honest, I never anticipated them taking such an interest in the nautical life… I’m starting to wonder if I should knit them a boat and some life vests before they had off on their next trip!

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