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A Brief Gosport Interlude

No respecter of reputations this gull, seated atop the statue of Lord Fieldhouse of Gosport, in Falklands Gardens on Gosport waterfront...

No respecter of reputations this gull, seated atop the statue of Lord Fieldhouse of Gosport, in Falklands Gardens on Gosport waterfront…

Some kind of jackdaw (I think!) on rocks on Gosport waterfront

Some kind of jackdaw (I think!) on rocks on Gosport waterfront

And looking across the water, from Gosport to Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower

And looking across the water, from Gosport to Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower

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One for my Dad…69 years on…

HMS Diamond (D34) a Type 45 Royal Navy destroyer, making its way out into the Solent from Portsmouth Harbour...

HMS Diamond (D34) a Type 45 Royal Navy destroyer, making its way out into the Solent from Portsmouth Harbour…


On Gosport waterfront...

On Gosport waterfront…


Yes, my Dad was a morse code operator in the RAF's 3207 Servicing Commando Unit...

Yes, my Dad was a morse code operator, in the RAF’s 3207 Servicing Commando Unit…


So, a reflective pint, in the Castle Tavern pub, near Gosport waterfront

So, a reflective pint, in the Castle Tavern pub, near Gosport waterfront


And after D-Day...he went on to serve in south-east Asia, ending up in Singapore...

And after D-Day…he went on to serve in south-east Asia, ending up in Singapore…


The Castle Tavern pub, from the street...

The Castle Tavern pub, from the street…


In gardens by Gosport waterfront...

In gardens by Gosport waterfront…


Clock, girl and Spinnaker Tower...

Clock, girl and Spinnaker Tower…


Man seated on a wall...

Man seated on a wall…


Upcoming trips on the 'Spirit of Portsmouth'...

Upcoming trips on the ‘Spirit of Portsmouth’…


Aboard the 18.00 pm Gosport Ferry, approaching Portsmouth Harbour, looking across to HMS Warrior, a warship built in 1860...

Aboard the 18.00 pm Gosport Ferry, approaching Portsmouth Harbour, looking across to HMS Warrior, a warship built in 1860…


About to disembark at Portsmouth...

About to disembark at Portsmouth…

Mostly Gosport…

I'm not really into cars...but occasionally one catches my eye...like this one in North Finchley High Road last Saturday morning...

I’m not really into cars…but occasionally one catches my eye…like this one in North Finchley High Road last Saturday morning…


A figurine and keying...Southsea yesterday

A figurine and keying…Southsea yesterday


A friendly horse in Cartwright Drive, Titchfield, at lunchtime today...

A friendly horse in Cartwright Drive, Titchfield, at lunchtime today…


Looking towards Gosport High Street, contre-jour, early evening today...

Looking towards Gosport High Street, contre-jour, early evening today…


In a Gosport flowerbed, by the waterfront...

In a Gosport flowerbed, by the waterfront…


Gosport waterfront, with Portsmouth beyond...

Gosport waterfront, with Portsmouth beyond…


Another view, with the Gosport Ferry, 'Queen of Portsmouth' crossing the water...

Another view, with the Gosport Ferry, ‘Queen of Portsmouth’ crossing the water…


By Haslar Marina, Gosport, with a very relaxed fisherman ;)...

By Haslar Marina, Gosport, with a very relaxed fisherman ;)…


HMS Haslar, in Haslar Marina

HMS Haslar, in Haslar Marina


Touching tribute... on a waterfront bench near Haslar Marina

Touching tribute… on a waterfront bench near Haslar Marina


'The Gosport Queen'...after 6.30 pm, only one ferry is used for the crossing to Portsmouth, four trips an hour. During the day, it's two ferries, and eight trips an hour...

‘The Gosport Queen’…after 6.30 pm, only one ferry is used for the crossing to Portsmouth, four trips an hour. During the day, it’s two ferries, and eight trips an hour…


Daedalus...near Gosport waterfront...

Daedalus…near Gosport waterfront…

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