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    • Day 105

      Day of birth

      December 17, 2023 in England ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

      We started off the morning in the usual way, with a coffee and some biscuits. We then called and spoke to our respective families because it's Phill's birthday today! As well as my dad's, so we had rounds of 'happy birthdays' before setting off towards our next destination.

      We made our way to Winchester where we had an explore and enjoyed the local Christmas market before hitting the road again and making our way to Bishopstoke where we enjoyed Phills big birthday meal at none other then Toby's Carvery!

      We had plates bigger than our stomachs loaded up with 4 different kinds of meats and lots of sides.

      We rolled ourselves out of the beautiful establishment and checked into our accommodation in Southampton where a bottle of bubbles and a room upgrade awaited us.

      We lazed about and utilised the washing machine in the room while watching an off-brand Australian Gordon Ramsay.

      In the evening we went on a drive to a horror movie themed bar Ripper & Co which served fancy cocktails. After that we went home and jumped into bed!

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    • Day 65

      Winchester Wander

      August 11, 2023 in England ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

      After a late start to the day, trip planning for the September trip to the Faroe Islands, we decided to explore Winchester. We had been warned to avoid the train station area due to the Boomtown music festival happening nearby.

      A 25 minute drive found us to the multi-storey parkade, just east of High Street. We were quick to leave the parkade due to a blaring car alarm that its owner couldn't quiet 😭...

      We wandered into a park where the local council hosts "Fabulous Family Friday's". The park was set up with various children activities, and the weather was perfect for outdoor fun.

      Eventually we exited Abbey Gardens park and found our way to the Cathedral rear access. It was very tranquil in the passage through the Watergate access. As with most of the old English Cathedrals, the grandiose architecture and engineering is always stunning and impressive.

      After walking around the Cathedral grounds, we found our way to the old castle grounds, and remaining Great Hall and West Gate structures. The Castle that had been built in 11th Century after the Norman conquest, and later upgraded in 13th century, but was mostly reduced to rubble during the English Civil War in the 17th century. The rest of the grounds has various aged buildings used by the Winchester City Administration, with the newest buildings being the Law Courts.

      Although the kingdom administraton moved to London in the 11th century, Winchester still played an important role in legal affairs and the treasury till the 13th century.

      We finished our tour of Winchester with a wander down the famous High Street, which hosts a street market four days a week.

      Once back at the house, A fired up the BBQ and we feasted on steak and veggies outside. It was an enjoyable warm evening on the patio.
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    • Winchester, part 1

      September 11, 2020 in England ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      For this staycation we travel to a part of the country that neither Helen nor I know well - Hampshire. En route to our apartment in Gosport, we stop off for the day in the cathedral city of Winchester. It is steeped in history, being the start of the Pilgrim's Way to Canterbury, and well worthy of a longer stay in the future.

      We start at the Statue of King Alfred the Great and proceed along the High Street past the Guildhall (1871 and built in the Gothic Revival Style) to the 15th century Buttercross Monument. There are many beautiful old buildings around us we continue up to Westgate and the medieval Winchester Castle - only the Great Hall (13th century) remains now. It houses the "Winchester Round Table" as well as a statue of Queen Victoria and has a lovely medieval style garden next to it.
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