Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

Rising 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour Spinnaker Tower welcomes visitors to its observation decks to marvel at the harbour, Gosport waterfront, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth city and beyond. All ages will enjoy this landmark whether it’s the thrill of abseiling down the tower, walking across the glass floor or just simply looking at the incredible 360 degree views. The Grey Traveller visited […]

Wightlink at Gunwharf

Travelling from Gunwharf with Wightlink is an absolute pleasure. A seamless check in with printed booking firmly placed  on the dashboard and directed to a numbered bay we awaited the arrival of our ferry St Faith. You are advised to arrive about thirty minutes prior to your crossing  to ease the flow of traffic and ensure embarking […]

Walk from Portchester Castle to Salt Cafe – photoblog

Driving through Portchester, Hampshire  you are met with pretty pastel coloured cottages edging the pavements and  Portchester Castle  car park where parking is free. Great views over the north end of Portsmouth  Harbour and Port Solent. Let your nose follow the coastal pathway west past the sailing club and round the edge of the castle and […]

Ryde to Seagrove Bay walk -photoblog

Great coastal path walk from bustling Ryde to the more genteel neck of the woods which is Seaview and Seagrove Bay. Most of the time we were in sight of the Solent, the forts and Spinnaker Tower although the path takes you inland momentarily where the coast is unsafe to scramble along. Arriving on the […]

Bank Holiday heat wave Bubble on English South Coast

This long weekend seems like a Bank Holiday bubble whilst my travel experiences have not been far from home here on the south coast having such unusually hot weather has meant an excuse to explore locally or as we now like to call it a ‘staycation’. The English weather is known for its unpredictability and change and […]

Hayling Island Hopping!

As a sixties Midland’s child my travel was limited but as we neared the Langstone bridge in Hampshire my Grandad would cheerily say “we are abroad now” as we left ‘mainland Hampshire’ behind. Grandad would point out the obsolete railway bridge and never tire of saying ‘That’s where Hayling Billy used to travel over “. As […]