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Slack Day in Southampton

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Started the day by booking return trips on the Red Funnel Ferry to the Isle Of Wight for tomorrow. The ferry sails every hour on the hour, so we booked for 10:00. I feel a bit uncomfortable not having a printer or mobile phone connection to record the reference numbers. I've written it on a piece of paper and hope that works.

After breakfast we called into the Sporting and Camping store to pick up some light sneakers for Jenny, the soles of her shoes are coming apart. Not really surprising given the amount of walking we've done. We also hunted down a slim money-belt to replace mine which has a defective catch. Not as easy as it might appear. We asked in both department stores to no avail, finally pointed in the right direction by a lady at a handy-craft stall.

Wandered down to the Ferry Terminal to catch a photo of one of the Red Funnel Ferries about to sail. We will be on it tomorrow but won't be in a position to take a photo. What we can see of the waterfront is not inspirational. There is a section to the North which is blocked out by the boat show that looks more promising but we'll never know.

We timed the walk back to the hotel and will need to alow 15 minutes to get to the Ferry Wharf in the morning. Watched some TV back in the room before heading out on the evening foraging run. This morning we'd noticed a number of food stalls in the High Street above the Bargate, so we returned there. Jenny indulged in a foot-long hot-dog while my taste buds attracted me to the curry stall.

Wandered back to the hotel along a slightly different route along a street that was unusually crowded with cars and footpaths jammed with people. The area is totally transformed on a Saturday.

The FitBit has registered just over 12,000 steps, we're looking forward to a relaxing time on the Emerald Princess.
Snapped a shot of the Curry Stall, view it by following this link to the image for Today

Wishing you good health and safe travel.

Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 09:40 Archived in United Kingdom

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