A Weekend Diary

…words and images from England's green and pleasant land…

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Around Portsmouth Harbour and Southsea seafront…

Figurehead and the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth Harbour

Figurehead and the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth Harbour

Figurehead, close-up...

Figurehead, close-up…

A British MMK1 Magnetic Moored Mine, Portsmouth Harbour

A British MMK1 Magnetic Moored Mine, Portsmouth Harbour

A torpedo (of the type that sank the Belgrano), with the Spinnaker Tower beyond...

A torpedo (of the type that sank the Belgrano), with the Spinnaker Tower beyond…

More about the torpedo...

More about the torpedo…

Sky above Spice Island, Portsmouth Harbour

Sky above Spice Island, Portsmouth Harbour

Similar in sepia...

Similar in sepia…

Naval Memorial on Southsea seafront

Naval Memorial on Southsea seafront

Poppies on the Naval Memorial

Poppies on the Naval Memorial

Memorial window, looking towards Portsmouth Harbour

Memorial window, looking towards Portsmouth Harbour

Southsea seafront from the Naval Memorial

Southsea seafront from the Naval Memorial

Streetlamp on Southsea seafront

Streetlamp on Southsea seafront

Aboukir Memorial, Southsea seafront

Aboukir Memorial, Southsea seafront

Inscription on the Aboukir Memorial...

Inscription on the Aboukir Memorial…

Ferry approaching Portsmouth from Ryde on the Isle of Wight

Ferry approaching Portsmouth from Ryde on the Isle of Wight

WightLink ferry heading towards Portsmouth Harbour

WightLink ferry heading towards Portsmouth Harbour

The same, in colour...

The same, in colour…

The 69 Wine Bar & Bistro (with live music today), in Palmerston Road, Southsea

The 69 Wine Bar & Bistro (with live music today), in Palmerston Road, Southsea

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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

A sunny Sunday in Southsea…and in Portsmouth Dockyard

Pink Rose, Festing Road

Pink Rose, Festing Road


Canoe Lake, Southsea

Canoe Lake, Southsea


Angel statue, Canoe Lake

Angel statue, Canoe Lake


War memorial, near Canoe Lake

War memorial, near Canoe Lake


Relaxing on Southsea beach, and with Ryde, Isle of Wight, on the distant shoreline

Relaxing on Southsea beach, and with Ryde, Isle of Wight, on the distant shoreline


South Parade Pier, Southsea

South Parade Pier, Southsea


Sea watching, Southsea seafront

Sea watching, Southsea seafront


Seafront near Southsea Castle

Seafront near Southsea Castle


Southsea Castle, built in 1544 by Henry VIII

Southsea Castle, built in 1544 by Henry VIII


Southsea Castle and the Lighthouse

Southsea Castle and the Lighthouse


The Lighthouse and an Isle of Wight ferry

The Lighthouse and an Isle of Wight ferry


Portsmouth Garden of Hope message

Portsmouth Garden of Hope message


The Bandstand on Southsea Common

The Bandstand on Southsea Common


The Naval War Memorial on Southsea Common, with the Spinnaker Tower at Portsmouth Harbour in the distance

The Naval War Memorial on Southsea Common, with the Spinnaker Tower at Portsmouth Harbour in the distance


Among the names on the Naval Memorial is that of my maternal grandfather, who died aboard HMS Lawford on the 8th June, 1944

Among the names on the Naval Memorial is that of my maternal grandfather, who died aboard HMS Lawford on the 8th June, 1944


Further along Southsea seafront

Further along Southsea seafront


Clarence Pier funfair...

Clarence Pier funfair…


Swing Tower at the funfair

Swing Tower at the funfair


Swing Tower (detail)...

Swing Tower (detail)…


More funfair amusements...

More funfair amusements…


Donuts and 99s...

Donuts and 99s…


Southsea Fudge Factory

Southsea Fudge Factory


Beyond Clarence Pier, from the seafront heading to Portsmouth

Beyond Clarence Pier, from the seafront heading to Portsmouth


A jetty further along the seafront

A jetty further along the seafront


Sunbathers...

Sunbathers…


Portsmouth Cathedral, from Oyster Street

Portsmouth Cathedral, from Oyster Street


The Spinnaker Tower, at Portsmouth Harbour

The Spinnaker Tower, at Portsmouth Harbour


Action Stations, in Portsmouth Dockyard

Action Stations, in Portsmouth Dockyard


HMS Victory, Portsmouth Dockyard

HMS Victory, Portsmouth Dockyard


HMS Victory, aft...

HMS Victory, aft…


HMS Victory, fore...

HMS Victory, fore…


The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Dockyard

The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Dockyard

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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