Gina and Marshall visit
Gina and Marshall travelled from her home in Leeds to have a look at Bluebird not long after we got her installed in the workshop.
Gina is a very pragmatic and down to earth lady, and the events around whch the Bluebird Project revolve are now a long way in the past. Gina is still fiercely proud of her Dads' achievements though and she has every right to be.
Bluebird was essentially a floating jet engine. Looking at the smashed front end there's no conclusion to draw other than it would take an exceptionally brave individual to get into that tiny cockpit and set the thing loose on water.
We had our faithful documentary crew along, following us about, frightened in case they missed anything, but there was no drama or fuss. Just quiet dignified reflection. We looked at the re-assembled cockpit area with the engine controls still set in the "on" position. The poitions are labelled with that "Dymo" tape stuff. Gina still has the machine that made the labels somewhere
Having looked and pondered for a while we wandered back to the office for coffee, Gina treated us all to McDonalds while Marshall took about a thousand pictures with his new super duper digital camera. In fact one of the reasons that we are so late in posting the images is that no one had a computer powerful enough to open the files!
Thanks to Gina and Marshall