Wednesday, 21 September 2016
21.09.2016 - 21.09.2016
Crashed a bit early last night and had a disturbed sleep. Fully awake at 06:00 so got up, washed and dressed. Downstairs for breakfast by about 07:00 and out on the street by 07:50. Walking from the hotel is somewhat compromised as roads are closed due to a major construction project and the staging of a 'Boat Show'.
We managed to find our way to the railway station. We had hoped to buy a 'one week' off-peak pass. Not that easy and after examining lots of options we settled for a return to Winchester on Thursday. With any luck it should be fine again. So far no rain.
Walked to the Coach Station where we bought tickets to Portsmouth for Friday. We don't have specifics in mind and intend to see what's available when we get there.
Wandered back through the multistory shopping mall. There was a good view from the top-floor restaurant of the cruise ships in port. We will try to walk down to the port area later today. Meanwhile we found ourselves in the old part of the city again. There are ruins and preserved sections of walls and castles which have been made accessible with stairs and walkways.
Unpacked the backpack on return to the hotel and started this journal.
Made a futile attempt to reach the observation point marked on the map. No luck because the entire area has been taken over by the 'boat show'. Be interesting to see how we access the Emerald Princess next Wednesday. Continued our wandering and grabbed a quick meal on the way back to the Hotel. To my surprise the 'Fitbit' has registered over 14,000 paces. Figure we might sleep tonight.
Off to Winchester tomorrow, hope the weather continues to be fine.
There's an image of an interesting pub in Southampton's 'Old Town', 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