We took a one-hour train to Bletchley Park today to learn about Alan Turing and the Bombe machines that made breaking the codes from Germany’s Enigma machines practical. Polish mathematicians had broken the codes in earlier years; Turing devised a way to speed the process up via a big, incredibly complicated machine that was named Bombe. To wit:

After getting back, we met a writer/editor friend of Peg’s who lives here in London. She took a picture so we could prove that, in fact, we are both here together.

We’re about to get booted from the pub at the station; more tomorrow.