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 […]

Wickham: a pretty Hampshire village.

Where? South of the county not far from the coast, Fareham and roughly half way between Portsmouth and Southampton. Why visit? pretty doorways, great local walks especially along the old railway line, lots of independent shops. Parking in the square which is free on Sundays and Bank Holidays  

The Old City of Southampton.

There isn’t much of the old city left of Southampton but it is easy to find. Parking at Ocean Village is an ideal base for exploring the waterfront area and what is left of the ocean liner days but virtually ‘right next door’ along Canute Road you will see what is left of the Southampton city wall. […]

Purple Plane, Purple Plane!

Flybe to the moon, let me play among the stars,let me see what spring is like, on a jupiter and mars……… OK a play on Frank Sinatra’s famous lines curtesy of Bart Howard. But yes The Grey Traveller hopped on a purple plane at Southampton Airport and swooped down low to Guernsey in half an hour. Certainly island hopping at […]