Monthly Archives: February 2014

65f – Southsea Part III

As we turned the southernmost tip of Portsea Island and began our walk towards Portsmouth, we came to the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.  It is an impressive structure, situated on Southsea Common and surrounded by nothing but the common itself.  The … Continue reading

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65e – Southsea Part II

It was a little blustery in Southsea as we walked towards Southsea Castle: exactly the sort of weather that keeps my son interested!  If he comes back from a walk with wet boots he’s had an acceptable time.  If his … Continue reading

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65d – Southsea Part I

As we walked along the promenade at Southsea we saw three of the four Solent Forts (the fourth, St Helens Fort, lies about 2½ miles further south, so was out of our viewing range today).  These forts were constructed during … Continue reading

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65c – Eastney to Southsea

As we headed out of Eastney and into Southsea we passed the Royal Marines Museum.  At its entrance is an imposing, larger-than-life statue of a Royal Marine. The statue is based on a photograph of one particular member of the … Continue reading

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65b – Eastney

One of the first things we saw on arriving at Portsea Island was really quite beautiful.  A yacht cut through the sunlit waves followed by a gull who glided alongside. This yacht was sailing out of Langstone Channel and into the open sea.  As … Continue reading

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65a – Hayling Island to Eastney

Two weeks ago we drove for two hours, from London to Hayling Island.  We got to the ferry but found it was out of service.  We walked back to our car.  We drove for another two hours, back home.  Four … Continue reading

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64d – Hayling Island Part VII

With the Hayling Ferry out of service, all we could do was stare longingly at the inaccessible pontoon on the other side of the harbour.  It was 350 metres and at least two weeks away from where we now stood, … Continue reading

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