Monday, 13 July 2020

Bit of a breeze

With gusts up to 30+ knots, not surprisingly the windsurfers were out.

Friday, 10 July 2020

High and dry

Not many local boats take the ground on the Hamble.

Monday, 6 July 2020


A local Emsworth boat dried out at the key.

The two gents standing on the quay were not the owners, but they knew the boat which was apparently built in Cornwall but has been based in Emsworth for many years.

Super harbour launch.

For those who spotted the Reliant van in the background look out for a future post.

Friday, 3 July 2020

Wild weekend

That is to say the wind was a bit wild as opposed to some exciting events.

At high water the waves were breaking on the Netley Cliff SC waterfront.

Sunday was brighter but still pretty windy, se stopped for a picnic just outside the Northshore yard and spotted the local pirates bouncing around on their mooring.

Presumably they had the gun ports open and cannons at the ready for some sort of practice session?

Monday, 29 June 2020

Collective noun?

Is there a collective noun for a group of jet skis?

How about a noise? Or a buzz? An irritation?

What do you think?

Friday, 26 June 2020

Long view to the Needles

Across the marshes, the moorings at Keyhaven and the Hurst spit.

Monday, 22 June 2020

Military Cemetery at Royal Victoria Hosital

At nearby Netley, the former Royal Victoria Hospital and grounds is now a rather loverly park.

Although I've visited many times I had not walked through the military cemetery in which the majority are the graves of WW1 servicemen from Britain, Commonwealth and other nations including German soldiers.

The landscape is particularly beautiful and while not like the immaculately kept military cemeteries of France and Belgium, is a tranquil and peaceful resting place and memorial.

British and German soldiers, patients of the hospital lie side by side in a glade under the protection of a majestic tree.