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Half castle, half fort, all awesome

Published September 27, 2014

Half castle, half fort, all awesome

My interest in forts, bunkers and castles is well-documented, and recently I managed to squeeze in a visit to another place of interest that falls into this category. Somehow, it is both fort and castle, as Hurst Castle on the south coast was initially a Tudor dwelling, converted into a sea defending fort during the war. The castle is at the end of long shingle walkway that takes it out of you if you try and walk it.

Messing about on the river

Published August 11, 2009

Messing about on the river

What unbelievably good weather we had in the UK this past weekend! Mr C and I were so impressed we actually headed outside. We found our way to the river, and ended up on a boat. I didn’t want to take the wheel to start with, but after a while I was desperate to take over, so I drove us up and down, whilst Mr C took some pictures and video.

A-wey from home

Published April 26, 2009

A-wey from home

Over Easter, I took a well-deserved break and disappeared into the depths of the country for a narrowboating mini-break. My parents invited me to join them, as we journeyed a short distance along the Wey river, starting at Guildford. Now, my mother could tell you all kinds of fascinating facts about where we were, and what we saw, but I mostly basked in the serenity of no cars, very few people, and… I want to say sunshine, but in fact, it rained.

Freedom

Published May 2, 2006

Freedom

Since watching The Apprentice episode where they went on board a cruise ship and basically made a mess of their tasks, I’ve been wanting to go on a cruise. I’m not sure it will ever happen because they are way too expensive and usually involve flying somewhere before getting on a ship. Days after I had given up on the thought, we see in the paper that the Freedom Of The Seas, the biggest cruise ship ever, is going to be docked at Southampton until Wednesday.