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Saturday, 15 September 2018

The Solent

 Closer view of fort and shipping
 Delivery at second fort
Vessels heading for Southampton in the background,
Portsmouth in front and Isle of Wright
 Cross channel ferry going into port
 Local birds

Hubby and I went back to Southsea, this time I took my big camera with the longer lens. I wanted better shots of the two forts (there is a 3rd further along the coast).
The Solent, which is the water between Isle of Wight and the mainland, fascinates me, the water is always busy, all the large vessels have to pass in-front of the Isle of Wight, to get into the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth. Watching the huge vessels as they all sailed past was interesting, two cross channel ferries as well as freight.
We had another lovely walk, not as far as the previous day, but we stayed dry, had a later fish and chip lunch, we must remember to do this more often.


  1. Always so much to see there. Fish and chips taste so much nicer by the sea.

  2. It looks like a busy stretch of water. It's good to be able to get out and about when it's fine. I was hoping to take a stroll with Archie today but it's dull and drizzly, I'm hoping it will brighten up a bit later on.

  3. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!

  4. Fabulous to see, thank you.

    All the best jan

  5. Great pictures you captured with your camera, its really busy along that stretch of the coast.

  6. The solent holds a fascination for me too. I think it’s the improbable size of the vessels that use it.

  7. Stunning photos,thanks for sharing.x



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