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    • Day2

      Isle of Wight

      June 6, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Wir hatten Glück und durften trotz späterer Buchung schon eine Stunde früher auf die Fähre.

      Unbedingt merken als ♿: man muss anmelden, dass man Rollstuhlfahrer ist. Da wir das nicht gemacht haben, stand unser Auto eingezwängt zwischen den anderen und ich durfte ausnahmsweise im Auto sitzen bleiben. Die Aussicht war trotzdem schön.Read more

      Traveler

      Wow! 🤩

      6/8/22Reply
      Traveler

      wow das ist ja ein riesen tower!

      6/8/22Reply
       
    • Day10

      30-7 Gosport

      July 30, 2019 in England ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Wat een klote dag. De "fietsroute" gaat 99% over een bizar drukke weg, ik zie ook geen alternatief. Eerste bui in een museum met het grootste Romeinse paleis met de mooiste mozaïeken. Was inderdaad prachtig. Nog een toer door de opslag, waar je zomaar een 400.000 jaar oude vuistbijl mag vasthouden!
      Tweede mega bui in pub, met de slechtste frieten ever. Maar zometeen komt er een mooi stukje route! Is tijdelijk weg ivm reparaties aan de zeewering. Rijd ik wéér over de stoep, pardon fietspad, van een crisis drukke weg. Ik moet er gewoon van huilen. Gelukkig valt de wind tegen door alle bebouwing dan weer mee.
      Ik ben ondertussen ook opeens mijn kaart met alle camping en caravanning sites kwijt. Gloeiende gloeiende. Nou ja, hier zijn ze toch niet.
      In de derde, echt hele natte bui haal ik net de pont. Aan de overkant beter weer, maar waarom nog steeds zo veel verkeer? Gelukkig mag ik op "the Kingfisher" kamperen, al kost het 2 keer zo veel als anders. Ondertussen heb ik ginger wine gekocht. Pjoeh, valt niet mee om daar aangeschoten van te raken, scherp. Je warmt er wel lekker van op. Gelukkig heb ik ook 2 repen chocola gekocht.
      In de hierbij behorende pub kan ik gelukkig mijn tablet opladen en ik sta prima in de luwte. Ik kom toch niet erg in een joepie stemming.
      Doe mij nog zo'n dag, dan neem ik de trein (naar huis?).
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      Marijke van der Zouwen

      soms zit het mee.....,maar dit viel wel erg tegen. Ik duim voor morgen voor je

      7/30/19Reply
      Traveler

      Misschien eens een keer gebruik maken van warmshowers.org?

      7/30/19Reply
       
    • Day23

      HMS Victory

      August 23, 2018 in England ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      In amazing condition after 150 years.

      Although after 26 million pound they will have replaced rather large parts of it.

      Orlopp deck a little under 4 1/2 feet in height (we are in the UK). The carpenter who worked here was 6 foot 7 inches. We think he worked sitting down alot.
      Terrific piece of history very well presented.

      Hugh number of kids with grandparents, one lady kept saying, "It will be over soon" as she clambered down another narrow, steep ladder.
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      Traveler

      Looks beautiful, pristine.

      8/23/18Reply
      Traveler

      Love this

      8/26/18Reply
       
    • Day3

      Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

      June 28, 2017 in England ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

      Had a great night's sleep, although we both woke around 5 am, but went promptly back to sleep. Full breakfast was included so we made our way down to the Horatio room, with a huge floor to ceiling portrait of Nelson on the wall. Plenty of food and drink to choose from including, for Rae, black pudding. We headed the couple of hundred metres down to the Historic Dockyard where we joined a queue. The gates had not yet opened. We entered without too much drama, purchasing an all inclusive ticket which gave us access to as many of the exhibits that we could fit in, and including a harbour cruise.

      We headed straight for the Victory, Nelson's flagship, and the one on which he died in the Battle of Trafalgar. We had an interesting audio tour of the ship, doing our best to dodge the school students. It included an unfolding story of the battle with a dramatization of Nelson's last moments. A lamp marks the spot where he died. After the tour we were ready for drink and a sandwich in the cafe next to the Mary Rose museum, so we headed in there next and spent some time chatting to a couple with two young kids. It was drizzling rain still so we headed straight into the Mary Rose Museum, again another really interesting place. The Mary Rose, built for Henry VIII in 1510, was used as a battleship for 30 years before sinking off the coast of Portsmouth in 1545. Many attempts were made to raise her over the years, a successful attempt being made in 1982. Since then she has been painstakingly preserved, and is today the only 16th century warship on display in the world. She is housed inside the museum, separated from the public by glazing. Around the walls of the museum are many retrieved artefacts from the ship together with stories about the people on the ship and the scientific methods used to investigate the people and objects. Many of the people were archers, identified by the way their shoulder joints had been worn down with use. Fascinating!

      Next we had a look over the HMS M33, which survived Gallipoli. The M stands for Monitor gunship. It was interesting to compare life on board the different ships over the centuries. Starting to flag, we had a quick look around the National Navy museum before queueing up for the harbour tour, glad to sit down and be off our feet for a while. It showed us just how extensive the area is, and as it is a working area, there was a lot of movement going on. Lastly, we climbed aboard the HMS Warrior, from 1860, at that time the fastest, largest and most powerful warship in the world. She was powered by both steam and sail, and was such a deterrent that she never fired a shot in anger. By now, very weary we made our way back to RMC, although I made a detour to purchase a UK sim card. We headed down to the pool and spa to relax our weary bones before walking the short distance to the pub nearby for dinner. The lamb shank was very welcome!
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      Trish Forrester

      Mary Rose

      7/3/17Reply
      Trish Forrester

      Nelson's bed on Victory

      7/3/17Reply
      Trish Forrester

      One of Victory's decks

      7/3/17Reply
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    • Day2

      Gosport; Waterfront Trail - part 1

      September 12, 2020 in England ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      We walk to the southern end of the Waterfront Trail to start at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum. The centrepiece is HMS Alliiance, an A-class long-range submarine built for service in the Far East and then modified for Cold War duties. Passing one-way through it, we see the cramped accommodation (reminiscent of overnight on Indian trains!), eating spaces, toilets, densely packed control room with periscope and, finally, the torpedo compartment. A fantastic experience! Next was Holland 1, the Royal Navy's first submarine, and midget submarines, including Turtle, a replica of the first submersible ever used in combat (in 1755 against the Royal Navy during the American Civil War).

      We then walk over the Haslar Bridge and past the Haslar Marina, Gosport's moat and ramparts (1803), the colourful Harbour and Seaward Towers (blocks of flats) to the Haslar Millennium Pier, where there are views of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Harbour with the incredible Spinacre Tower dominating the skyline.

      At the Falkland Gardens next to Gosport Ferry, we see the Tide Clock and the HMS Prince of Wales, the Royal Navy's newest aircraft carrier.
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      Traveler

      Indian bunks more spacious and some room to stow luggage too!

      9/13/20Reply
       
    • Day23

      Historic Dockyard Portsmouth

      August 23, 2018 in England ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Mark has finished the day in exhausted joy.

      Left Pevensey for an hour and twenty minute drive to Portsmouth.

      Only day breakfast was slow and got away later than planned.

      Two and a half hours of roadwork, rain, slow roundabouts and we were there.
      The Portsmouth Docks are enormous, used to be over 230 acres and had 25,000 people working th we really at the end for the war. British navy is now somewhat smaller and so are the Docks.

      Fortunately the tourists have taken up the slack.

      Much walking, climbing down stairs, climbing up stairs, more walking.
      Good time had by all (at least by Mark and Bernad was saintly patient.
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      Traveler

      Oh angelic Bern, such a great day she had.

      8/23/18Reply
       
    • Day23

      HMS Warrior

      August 23, 2018 in England ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Warrior was the first really successful iron hulled, steam powered armoured frigate built in 1859–61.

      With 40 guns, over 9,000 tons and almost 130 metres long she was first of her class, the dreadnought of her day.

      A great ship remarkably restored.
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      Traveler

      Sorry, have been out of the loop. Trying desperately to catch up

      8/23/18Reply
      Traveler

      Such a sharp photo. Let me count the ropes.

      8/23/18Reply
       
    • Day24

      Portchester Castle

      August 24, 2018 in England ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Trifecta of a place just ouside of Portsmouth.

      1 ) Roman fort, best preserved in northern Europe built in about 260 AD to defend against Saxon Pirates.

      After the Romans left the locals moved and if you have an enormous walled area you stick in an Abbey and;

      2) Best and one of the tallest Norman Keeps in UK.
      Was royal palace of Richard II who liked to see stop off on way to France for the weekend and a;

      3) Church and graveyard in one corner which also runs cafe at the back as a little earner.

      "What have the Romans ever done for us?"

      And free parking.
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      Traveler

      Undeveloped block

      8/24/18Reply
      Traveler

      I think the last comment should have been here. Tomorrow is Bern's day, Shame Colin Firth won't be there.

      8/24/18Reply
       
    • Day54

      Portsmouth U.K.

      May 8, 2019 in England ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Portsmouth UK.

      Today our unplanned visit to Portsmouth. Bucketing down this morning ,berthed right in the Naval Base, alongside the Cross Channel Ferries, Brittany, Cherburgh and even Spain..So exciting to drive on here, sail to another country, then drive off into your adventure, that must be so great, lots of Motorhomes going on ,with many trucks, cars, motorbikes and bikes. Naval ships of several kinds, some under construction.. So war is still a big thing…it seems.. Lots to see anyway.
      Fortunately, our Excursion today ,was for this afternoon, when it cleared, the sun shone, but the wind still blew, it was really cold, a shock to our systems really. Arundel Castle was the choice, I remembered Christian going a long time ago, and had good photos. Like a Fairy-tale he said…
      Oh to be in England.. I cannot help but think ,once we proceed into the countryside, glorious ,green ,huge trees, fields of rape, glowing yellow, the villages ,the swans ,just love it all. Through pretty places, like Chichester ,where we had a little look at the very tall spire on the Cathedral. So much history to learn, lost on the Americans, but our guide was a delight, so well spoken and interesting.
      Arundel not so far away, set high up above the quaint old village with its cathedral beside..A little climb ,not suiting some, [lots are so unwell and very crochety] a very solid and huge Castle, an older part ,and then much more ,its surroundings simply beautiful.
      So much to see, a very large place, so with advice of the highlights we were off at speed. Owned by the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk, they reside in a private part ,but use the Castle on occasions, recently a christening. There have been many over the years but it is managed well, the treasures well looked after ,and preserved. Nice looking people, as the aristocracy go. The portraits through the years ,numerous. A place of “weapons rooms”..like Windsor ,many swords and killing instruments ,suits of armour etc, and lots of hunting trophies, heads of all manner of animals , even Lions as mats, one hopes, from days well gone by.!
      Dining room , gorgeous, all set up, and in the cabinet, the treasure of Mary Queen of Scots rosary beads, gold, that she took with her to her death…amongst other precious things. Very dark ,huge library ,of enormous proportions, everything behind glass, but two levels…
      The Chapel ,large and apparently divided, as these Norfolk’s are Catholic, but there is a place for Anglicans ,beautiful mellow stone that had to be imported for this to be constructed, from the Isle of Wight.
      Only flint here for building so walls of that, flint features on many older homes, looks like shells ,at a glance, but not so..Quite effective patterns. Beautiful views from the high windows ,to the courtyards below.. The kitchen wear, copper and skillets ,all displayed. Huge wide Hallways, and luckily it had copper radiators for heating, as it would be freezing, with little sun..
      The bedrooms, as in other grand places I have found ,were not actually very nice, dark coloured and a bit dusty looking…
      All manner of beautiful things throughout, but we had to speed onwards, as the Gardens were next…a good walk up, through the glorious spring green trees, all kinds of wonderful things, beeches ,oaks, jacaranda’s ,chestnuts in bloom.. Sadly the spring flowers were finished of course, had been miles of daffodil’s, everywhere ,and a tulip festival at Easter . Dashed into a walled part, and just simply stopped in my tracks, probably the best gardens I have ever seen, that just went on and on, with all kinds of precious views, of amazing things. In here many tulips still in bloom, in pots, the alliums always a favourite, hedges, driftwood forming one part ,Mum would love, it was actually very impressive, it just went on and on to the end where there was the Kitchen Garden, everything imaginable, all the berries, rhubarb, gooseberries ,raspberries, potatoes, silver beet, beans ..everything. Some devoted gardeners here.
      The smaller chapel, had a completely white garden ,so much to enjoy…Some intricate garden structures ,many very old, but some looked more recent , will need to research more. Stunning in everyway, what a find…!
      Seating in lovely places, unusual water features , just around every corner, sights to behold, felt so very grateful to experience such a wonder…Sam enjoyed it too, even at top speed ,I wasn’t going to miss anything. So back down the hill to the pretty village, adjacent, so old and special as well…
      A Romanian , in his nice Ice Cream shop, of a kind ,with special home made cones ,and delectable treats of strawberries ,in first… One year in business, and doing well in his new country , said we are the friendliest people in the world, Brits sometimes are not, and that is true, still reserved to an extent, there are quite a few here . A nice wander in the Village ,for a short time, it has many, many “Tea and Scone” shops… never enough time..! But a wonderful day in Britain… and so much information as well…Hard for photos in the gale, but we will see…
      The naming and pictures of the new Royal Baby, pleasing the Brits ,Archie indeed.!!! Looks a beautiful baby ,with very happy parents ,and will be an adored child.
      On departure we sailed down the coast of the Isle of Wight ,it’s a very large Island, and relatively uninhabited, in places ,on this side, some smaller towns, Osborne House, of Queen Victoria fame ,in a beautiful spot ,ferries cross from Portsmouth ,so easy access. Large tracts of agriculture ,which I didn’t imagine. It was getting dark by time we reached the white chalk cliffs of The Needles, at the end of the Island, dramatic in the dusk… Now we proceed at about 2knts ,to wait for our entry into the Thames ,in the early hours of the 10th.
      All our goodbyes today ,[so many people are sick, it’s really bad, everything crossed we can escape, but thinking that could be a miracle…!]..home beckons ,and we will be pleased to be back ,on the 19th,, after our stopover in Hong Kong, 3 nights in Tonbridge Wells, to see Molly and Peter. A lovely part of the world, so I will have pictures to share..
      Bye from us cruising ,very slowly, in the English Channel…
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      Traveler

      What a journey !! So much to see. So many cultures and lifestyles! Safe travels home .

      5/9/19Reply
      Traveler

      And so home to us. We will be glad, but this journey has been majestic. Mary coming for afternoon tea. Shelley and Murray in Wellington with Laura I have sooooooooo many leaves. Thank goodness for my leaf sucker blower. Hmmm all too wet yet. Fog slowly lifting. Looking forward to your morning tea with Nicola. Lol

      5/10/19Reply
      Traveler

      Ohhhh ell. Really

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    • Day17

      Dover to Portsmouth day17 Wed 9 May 2018

      May 9, 2018 in England ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

      Drove from Premier Inn Guston Wood to Dungemess Kent which is a privately owned headland where there is a nuclear power station and a small tourist steam train, as well as an old lighthouse. We then drove to Hastings in East Sussex and met Kylie, daughter of a Sydney Harriette on the Hastings pier. Afterwards looked at Hastings old town before driving to the Portsmouth Ibis Inn in Hampshire to drop off bags before driving to Hamble for dinner with Simon Mayer and Cathy. Back to to the Portsmouth Ibis Inn after midnight.Read more

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