This week we head inside the Intrepid to see the rest of the museum. This consists of the Gallery Deck, Hangar Deck, and Third Deck. The Gallery Deck has the least access but includes an example of some sleeping quarters, the ready room, a radio center, and some combat space. The Hangar Deck runs the length of the ship and has the bulk of the attractions including the education center. The Third Deck is mainly the mess area, including a cafe you can get food in. The one downside to the museum was that there was no access to walk around the engine rooms. I guess they worry that someone may turn something on. However, we did get to go through the Command Tower on the Flight deck which gives you a feeling of all the machinery involved as well as how to climb and descend on ship staircases.
Yes, the stairs are quite steep.
A map in navigation.
Radar…or is it sonar?
A view out of one of the two bridges.
The side passages to show how tight it can get.
Always remember where you put your coffee.
This chair is extremely uncomfortable.
My apt is bigger than this, and this is one of the officer’s cabins.
Now into the depths of the carrier we go.
Welcome to a world of bright green. If you don’t like it, too bad, the whole interior is painted it.
The anchor room in the bow of the ship.
Finally found the bathroom.
No museum is compete without some LEGOs.
That’s a large propeller.
Ejection seat. Anyone want to try it out?
A plane inside the Hangar Deck.
Please don’t fire this inside.
To give an idea of scale: the one on the right is normal size like you find in your kitchen, the one on the left is ginormous!
Welcome to the mess. It’s very clean.
This type of water damage was more of what I expected to see below.
There’s a saddle…did we find the tex-mex restaurant?
Their version of Olive Garden.
It’s a blocked off stairwell.
Next week: We’ll take you up Moxham Mountain and a very buggy hike in the middle of the summer heat.