Poppy Patchwork

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Friday, 14 September 2018


Locals on the beach

Military forts in the Solent

Toward old Portsmouth
Watching Isle of Wight ferry
End of Pier fun
Yesterday at Southsea we had perfect weather, sunny, not too hot, we walked along the whole of the seafront from Eastney, through Southsea and on to Old Portsmouth, chatting and enjoying everything around us.
We stopped for the most perfect brunch at a sea front cafe, eating poached eggs on toast with smoked salmon watching the tide coming in. The glimmer off the sea was stunning, a little starling was feasting on crumbs people were putting on the floor, unafraid of anyone, children loving it.
The above photo's were just a few of many, it looks as good as being along the Mediterranean, the Solent was as always very busy, the hovercraft making it's journeys to and from the Isle of Wright. Tankards heading for Southampton, cross channel ferries coming into Portsmouth, plus all the smaller boats, jet-skis, this stretch of water is always interesting to watch. There were a few people on the beach, but the promenade was full, as was all the little cafes along the way.
Daughter loved her day out together, we did not enter a shop at all, which is good as my daughter loves to shop, Will was at nursery, hubby spent the day at home, but if the sun shines this morning, hubby and I are going back to walk and brunch, whilst the sun shines we can have fun.


  1. I'm glad you both enjoyed your day out together, a lovely way to celebrate a birthday. We're at that time of year where we must make the most of the sunshine while it lasts, I doubt we'll get much more of it now this year.

    1. Every sunny day is a bonus this time of year, I am lucky not to be working so I can make the most of the sunshine.

  2. Loved the post,thank you for so many memories. Southsea was where I spent my first vacation (without parents). Is the rock garden still there? And do the old style ferrys still run at all. My best friend Mavis and I spent all one day riding backwards and forwards to the Isle of White, this was in the late 1950's.Again, thanks for the memory. Joyce

  3. My parents used to make us walk from the railway station to the front, all along that prom and back through the town. When we got back to our village we were expected to do two more miles from the local station to our house!! Of course that was 1950/60s, there were no hovercraft then!! Many years later I stood there to watch the Falkland fleet leave.


  4. So glad you had a wonderful day with your daughter. Such beautiful photos of the sea.

  5. Lovely to see your pictures.
    I'm so pleased you both enjoyed your day out together, such a lovely way to celebrate a birthday.

    All the best Jan

  6. It looks a glorious day weatherwise, and perfect for you both to celebrate a special day together.



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