Travel begins at home….Portsmouth, England

Well, why not? I don’t live in a beautiful city, but it is at least a very historic one. It’s the school summer holidays here, and we had the opportunity to go and visit the sights.

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We do at least have a landmark now, the Spinnaker Tower. Worth a visit on a clear day as the views are pretty good. First up was HMS Warrior in the Dockyard. A couple of years ago I went to Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua, which was a beautiful setting. Admiral Lord Nelson of course had a few gigs over here too.

 

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Next up was HMS Victory

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And finally the Mary Rose, which as we all know was Henry VIII’s warship built in 1512. It’s seen better days though…(sorry, couldn’t resist)

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This concludes the short tourist information segment on my home town. Come and visit!

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