Category Archives: Islands

65k – Old Portsmouth Part II

Just outside the Round Tower is a boulder mounted on a pedestal.  I thought it a little odd, so went to investigate.  Screwed into the stone was a small metal plaque which read as follows: “During the Russian War (1854) … Continue reading

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65j – Old Portsmouth Part I

As we walked across the raised battlements between the Square Tower and the Round Tower we had good views across to the Spinnaker Tower.  They no doubt had good views across to us aswell. Just to the south of the … Continue reading

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65i – Southsea to Old Portsmouth

As we walked into Old Portsmouth we walked into history.  The place drips with it.  For example, in September 1805 Admiral Nelson was here before he departed for the Battle of Trafalgar.  In anticipation of his leaving the town for the beach where he would row … Continue reading

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65h – Southsea Part V

It was in Southsea that I realised we were going to pass an enormous amount of history in a relatively short distance.  From here until we were through Porstmouth I seemed to be photographing something or other every few feet.  Memorials; … Continue reading

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65g – Southsea Part IV

The Southsea Hovercraft to the Isle of Wight only runs once an hour, so we were lucky to see it arrive just as we approached the hoverport.  Look!  Here it comes! It throws up quite a lot of spray, doesn’t it? … Continue reading

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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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