Greetings Fellow Adventurers!
What with one thing and another, we’ve not had the chance to take Ratty out for an adventure drive over the summer, but thankfully last Saturday we were able to change that. Heading south, we visited Portchester Castle (near Portsmouth) followed by a few hours at Stokes bay near Gosport.
Our last visit to Portchester was back in February. It’s a fabulous little castle and Alli and I both wrote posts detailing our visit and the castles history at the time, so please do take a look at them if you fancy learning more.
Alli’s blog (much better than mine!):
Having more daylight to play with than last time, after we left the castle, we were able to spend a lot more time at the beach (much to Maddie’s delight). Having had quite an energetic visit to the castle, we started our visit by plonking ourselves down on the shingle bay by the Gosport and Fareham lifeboat station and having a good rest, making the most of the sea air and nice weather.
We followed our rest by walking along the seafront and enjoying the views over the Solent to the Isle of Wight. We were surprised by how much more shipping activity there appeared to be than during our last visit back in the winter. It did, however, give me ample opportunities to take photos.
After our walk, we nipped down the road to visit the ‘Lee on Solent Fish and Chippy’, an awarding winning chip shop recommended to us by Maddie’s sailing instructor. The food was, indeed, very good and I’m in no doubt we’ll be back soon for more. It certainly fuelled us up for the long drive home!
Farewell my friends…