Went to look around Rochester Castle and Cathedral. I’d not been in the cathedral before and I was impressed, but then that’s the point of them. They are meant to intimidate you into believing a load of bollocks. It was strange as the organ was being tuned up and so added a creepy scary atmosphere. I mean, more of a creepy atmosphere than a whole building dedicated to the murder of a Jew, who possibly didn’t even exist.
So, there was a submarine in the river. This was somewhat of a surprise as I’d never noticed it before.
A quick Google tells me this is U-475, a Soviet era submarine called Black Widow. I could write stuff here but you could just visit the Wikipedia page here. Apparently this sub has been here for over ten years, but I have to say she’s not always been moored off Strood or I would have definitely noticed her before now. It’s an impressive sight. Not quite as impressive as the Raid On The Medway must have been, those pesky Dutch!
Rochester Bridge got in touch via Twitter:
@iparish and a nice inclusion of our Old Bridge too
— Rochester Bridge (@RochesterBridge) June 2, 2016
It’s the cathedral. Lovely but useless.