Sorry I didn't post yesterday, but we ended up having a great night with our Airbnb host Dan in Portsmouth...but more on that shortly.
So on Monday morning, we made our way to Waterloo station to start our trip to Portsmouth. I was excited because I have never been anywhere south of London.
|They don't pull any punches in London....lol|
I was excited to check out the Mary Rose Museum because of the 16th century artefacts they found when the raised the ship from it watery grave. It was a good train ride (about and hour and a half) for us to arrive in Portsmouth.
|The very tasty chicken, bacon and cucumber sandwich|
from M&S (Marks & Spenser!)
|Portsmouth Harbour - Low tide|
|It is really windy!|
|Walking towards the ship.|
|Behind it on the way to the Mary Rose.|
|The black tubes are pushing air to dry the ship.|
There were museum staff around showing different reproduction artefacts for people to handle and I found one thing I want...it is a Tudor pepper mill...did they have it in the shop...nope. :( Sadness...they used to sell them, so the shop staff recommend looking on eBay!
|The Tudor pepper-mill!|
|Yes, it was windy!|
|Waiting above deck...all the life boats were here! ;)|
|in for repairs|
|Me beside the front mast|
|Jeff beside the front mast|
We get off the bus and stock up on some ciders before we get to our room. I have to say that Dan's place was AMAZING! It is one of the old town-houses in Southsea (a part of Portsmouth), the outside is meh, but when we walked in, he had completely remodelled it! It had a wonderful nautical theme throughout and a retro kitchen. We met Dan and his girlfriend Cat. We came in just as they were having dinner. We sat with them as they ate and we talked all night! It was too bad they had to work on Tuesday. It was really great to meet someone our age, with so much in common. The room was great, he even had breakfast available to us in the morning. I would stay there again for sure. He even recommended that we take the train to Chichester from the station near his place. What a time and money saver! I wish we had taken a picture as a group. It is a great memory!
Next Post...off to Singleton!