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... br> We also had a look over Lord Nelsons Ship....a real man of war vessel ..guns every where.
The day out also included a harbour cruise.
That night we visited a country pub before going to the Cricketers for Dinner
Next Day after lunch Mike Led us Heathrow to drop off the hire car then catch our flight to Bangkok.
Overall we had 2 very good days. It was great to see Mike and Heather again.
... of our Lady and St Philip Howard (to give it it's full title) I was very disappointed to find that despite its 1400's French gothic appearance, it was built in the 1800's by some rich bloke.
Apparently John Constable died whilst painting Arundel Castle and Mill.
The town is full of antique shops and gift shops as well as the ubiquitous Pizza Express and Prezzo restaurants
Had a coffee in one of the many cafes before ...
... We first went on board the HMS Warrior. The Warrior was launched in 1860, and was the pride of Queen Victoria's fleet. Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful ship of her day. The Mary Rose was King Henry VIII flag ship a Tudor warship that sank in 1545 whilst leading the attack against a French invasion fleet in the Solent. Four and a half centuries later, it was raised from the depths and now lies in dry-dock at Portsmouth where it ...
... cockpit GT cars race which was a good race that had a Ferrari 330 GTO race, and Rod wanted to see this one! It did end up being a great race too! That race went for an hour and on the way back to the Speckled Hen tent for a drink I spotted some old large boat like swings that were quite lovely! They may have once been an old show or carnival ride. It began to rain quite heavily as we made our way to the tent. We stayed for a drink and ...
... sea and ate fish & chips. It was a fabulous day. I do love the Isle of Wight because it feels like you're on holiday in a quaint coastal village but in actuality, you're not 10 miles from home.
I highly recommend the Ryde ferry trip, it's a wonderful adventure.
Lots of love, Annabelle xx