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66n – Chilling to Hamble-Le-Rice

Would we make the last ferry of the day?  Walk faster, everyone!  In our hurry I nearly guided us onto Hook Spit, a northward pointing spit of land which is curved like a hook and from which the local village … Continue reading

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66c – Stokes Bay Part I

As we walked northwest along the shores of Stokes Bay we came across a memorial. It remembered the men who had built sections of the Mulberry Harbours during World War Two, the great concrete structures that were floated across the … Continue reading

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66a – Gosport

As we set off on our walk today we were greeted by HMS Dauntless as she entered Portsmouth Harbour.  What a strange and impressive looking ship! HMS Dauntless is a Type-45 Destroyer, specialising in protecting the British fleet from air … 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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The Coastal Path in Berlin – Berlin Wall Part V

Just beyond the replica of the Berlin Wall on Bernauer Strasse is a memorial to its victims.  The Berlin Wall was put up on 13 August 1961 and fell on 9 November 1989.  During that time at least 136 people are known to … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Bournemouth – Jon Egging Memorial

I would estimate that I spent approximately two years of my life in Bournemouth.  We moved down there in my late teens, when it had a reputation as a retirement town during the day and as one of the drugs … Continue reading

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61c – Thorney Island Part II

As we rounded the southern edge of Thorney Island and started our way back north, we passed some strange looking structures out in the water, just beyond the shoreline.  It took me a moment to realise that these would have … Continue reading

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