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  • Day24

    Portchester Castle

    August 24, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 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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    Shirley Longhurst

    Undeveloped block

    Shirley Longhurst

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

  • Day1

    Southampton Port

    February 16, 2011 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    First impressions of the ship are good, seems a nice classy ship, people had told me it was a bit tired and needed a refit, but I disagree, its lovely.
    Theatre is nice, if a bit on the small side.
    The bars are good and varied in style.
    Went to the restaurant last night and the food and service could not be faulted.
    Got up early again this morning, to see the storm...lol.
    The ship is rocking quite a bit, and some very big waves are hitting the side.
    Just been for breakfast in the buffet, lt's called the Conservatory on this ship.
    It was quite empty, very easy to get a seat...so the rough seas have a good side in this case...lol.
    Going to have a quiet read somewhere, then there's a "meet & mingle" type thing I'm going to later.
    Btw, the average passenger age on board is quite old, so I'm expecting quite a sedate cruise....lol.
    Woo hoo just won my first on board quiz all on my own.
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