See my previous comments on Panoramio re. this lake where my brother has his holiday home where we all descend every September for much hilarity!!!
See my previous Panoramio comments re. these Portsmouth Landmarks.
This is the second ship of the Type-45 or Daring-class air-defence destroyers built for the Royal Navy. She was launched at Govan in 2007 and handed over to the Royal Navy on 3rd December 2009 being formally commissioned on 3rd June 2010.
This gun was designed for the battleships of the Royal Navy in the late 1930s. This gun armed the King George V-class battleships during the Second World War. It stands at the forefront of the Royal Armouries pointing towards sea!
Fort Nelson is one of five defensive forts built on the summit of Portsdown Hill in the 1860s overlooking the important neval base of Portsmouth. It is now part of the Royal Armouries housing their collection of artillery and is a Grade I listed building.
This was a British shell-firing mortar built for the Crimean War but never used in combat. It was constructed in sections so it could be transported. Eleven feet long it weighed 42,674 Kg. It could fire a 2,400 lb shell one and a half miles!
And now his birthplace is a chinky restaurant!!! The blue plaque reads, "Peter Sellers, 1925-1980, Actor & Comedian, was born here".
And there is!!! This one is, however, not over water but a road!!!
My cousin Chris Wood emigrated to Oz in 1986 and returned for the first time in 2006. This is his second return and that's him second right with the blue shirt with six of his cousins! Here's to his next visit!
This delightful tea garden is tucked away at the back of a private dwelling in Elstow close to the Elstow Abbey Church. Never knew it existed but a full Sunday roast was had by all and we shall return!!!