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11 October - England

Bourmouth - Portsmouth - Richmond

sunny 20 °C

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Portsmouth is a really pretty spot. Fabulous old part with cute cobbled stone streets, quaint pubs, flower tubs everywhere and all brightly coloured. It also has some newer bits, the new tower - 105m tall, which we couldnt really see much from due to the fog, and nothing is complete without the smeggaplex shopping centre adjoining it. It was hugely crowded, so we shot back to the old part of town to have lunch at a cute pub on the water and watched the multitude of ferrys from other ports local and international arriving by the truckload!

We then found a gorgeous 13th century church. It was bombed in the war so lost all their windows and half the roof, so the church is now half the original size and the new stain glassed windows represent scenes from the war showing the fire on the roof, the soldiers that were lost and it was quite moving to visit.

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Just outside on very small plaques marked the commeration (almost in passing) of the First Fleets Departure to Australia, and also to America! Puts all into perspective!

Had one enquiry about the van, and one offer to purchase it for GBP2000. He said he could come up with the money tonight, so we accepted his offer. He bought it sight unseen and was there a couple of hours later with the cash. It was a stressful time worrying the the van would sell. We were planning to spend the whole of the next day searching for somewhere to sell it should it not sell.

Checked into an expensive B&B for our second last night!

Posted by cssc 10:57 Archived in United Kingdom

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