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Pictures from South Hampshire

This weekend - a 'mad' last minute decision to get away overnight within a hectic schedule, and we just got in the car with no particular destination - and I ended up taking a lot of pictures with no particular purpose; back in the middle of yesterday afternoon, I've catalogued a few that looked rather good or may be of some interest.

Gosport at SunsetGosport is a town that I've driven through before on my way to work at Haslar, but I've never stopped; although very militant in nature and dwarfed by Portsmouth, there are some interesting things to see. More pictures of Gosport


Waiting for the boat at PortsmouthThe Gosport to Portsmouth ferry runs frequently through the day and right up until midnight; just a five minute crossing with efficient green and white boats carrying for passengers and cycles. More pictures of the Portsmouth to Gosport Ferry


The Canal Section at Gun WharfAcross the ferry, we ate at the rebuilt and rejuvenated Gun Wharf More pictures of Gun Wharf, Portsmouth


Groynes near Lee-on-the-SolentLee-on-the-Solent is a windswept beach and frontage, with many retirement homes these days, that looks out onto the straight separating the mainland from the Isle of Wight More pictures of Lee-on-the-Solent


Collonade at Gosport StationAlthough Gosport Railway station hasn't seen a scheduled passenger train in more than 50 years, and a freight train for at least 40, the grand colonnade still partly stands. Marked as a dangerous building, and security fenced, we were limited to taking pictures through the wire - but of great interest never the less More pictures of Gosport Station


Watching the shippingStokes Bay is just around the point from Gosport and another great place to watch the shipping.More pictures of Stokes Bay


On the Hard at HambleThe inlet of the river Hamble is stuffed with yachts these days - it must have been a very different scene during the second world war when all manner of boat yards and military activity took place there! More pictures of Hamble-le-Rice


Yachting at PortsmouthPortsmouth is a great natural harbour and standing at the entrance you'll see everything from yachts, via ferries, to military shipping passing by. More pictures of ships and boats at Portsmouth Harbour


PondHillier Gardens were a real "gem" of a find - what we though might just be a small garden centre turned out to be many acres of enjoymentMore pictures of Hillier Gardens and even more

(written 2008-07-21, updated 2008-07-23)

 
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