Sunday, 5 March 2017

Exploring Portsmouth : 26th October

We boarded the Gosport ferry to cross the harbour to the Portsmouth terminal next to the train station. Having decided to go up the Spinnaker Tower after lunch, we walked past the tower and through old Portsmouth on the way to Southsea waterfront. Along the way we took in the sights.

Spinnaker Tower. 

Children's entertainment.

Land Rover BAR headquarters.

The Bridge Tavern. 

Southsea to Ryde hovercraft.

We had lunch in 'The Canteen' cafe built into part of the original sea wall fortifications known as the 'Hotwalls' which gave us a fantastic view of ships coming and going through the entrance to the harbour.

Lunch with a view!

The view from our table.

Dinghy sailing next to the busy Isle of Wight ferry terminal. 

A fine day in Portsmouth.

We enjoyed our visit up the Spinnaker tower taking many green tinged photographs of the spectacular views through the tinted glass of the observation platforms.

View looking northwest across the harbour to Gosport Marina. 

Haslar Marina where we were moored. 

Old Portsmouth with the Land Rover BAR HQ and ferry terminal. 

View from one of the observation platforms. 

HMS Warrior. 

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 

Later in the day we returned via the ferry and walked around Gosport taking in Gosport and Royal Clarence Marinas. The Clipper Round the World yacht fleet were moored in Gosport Marina and made quite a sight.

Clipper Round the World Fleet. 

The Spinnaker Tower lit up in the evening.

We left Portsmouth the next day and headed back to the anchorage at Pilsey Island for the night. On the 28th October our season came to an end as we returned to moor in Chichester Marina for the winter. 

Leaving Portsmouth Harbour.