Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Boat Rack

Our recent trip down to Portsmouth and over to the Isle of Wight, obviously meant lots of photos.
Thought I would share some of the pics here with you.

Firstly, no doubt you have heard of a Shoe Rack....but has anyone ever seen a Boat Rack?...


.....you have now.

We took a walk around before our sailing over to the Island...


crossing the Nelson bridge...
we walked through the tunnel retracing the steps of Admiral Lord Nelson, it is said he used this route to get to the boat which was waiting to take him to HMSVictory.


I don't think they had the flags out for us...

but in readiness for the forthcoming Scottish elections
and their subsequent decision to remain as
part of the Union.


I only had time for a quick sketch before we were 
setting sail ourselves to the Isle of Wight...



 the Spinnaker Tower, a landmark of Portsmouth harbour

although I have been to the top viewing platform, I used the lift provided,
I did think it was a bit extreme of these guys to go up on the outside!


Later as we sailed over to the island, I managed to
get a quick picture of the hovercraft



and so to Fishbourne harbour
and a few days rest and relaxation.



14 comments:

  1. wow, what an amazing place and that tower is beautiful and wonderfully named!!!

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    1. Yes, it's like the sail on a ship isn't it.

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  2. Thank you for the armchair staycation! Can't believe how blue the sky is.

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    1. We couldn't believe that sky either. Mind you, it changed whilst we were there and then when we sailed across to the island.

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  3. never seen a boat rack, interesting as is this post!

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  4. Great pictures, thanks for taking us along! :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. More pics to come in the next post :-)

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  5. I've never seen a boat rack either, what an interesting place Portsmouth is. Lovely photos.

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    1. Yes, it is very nice there. A lot of money has been invested there over recent years and it's made a huge difference to the place. Well worth visiting.

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  6. Dear Ann -these pictures are so beautiful. Loved seeing the "boat rack" too. Looks like you had a fine day for sailing too. Take care and have a good week.

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    1. Thanks Debbie, our week away was really good, more pictures to come.

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  7. Wonderful pictures from a familiar location although I never saw the boat rack!(My daughter was at Uni there.) Sarah x

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    1. We saw a lot of students whilst we were there. We hadn't realised it had developed with students quite as much as it has.

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