Fine weather, and a luncheon date with our daughter, took us down to Southsea.
A short stroll across Southsea Common and we arrived at Southsea Castle.
This is where Henry VIII watched Mary Rose, the pride of his fleet, founder and sink.
The castle is now home to The Courtyard, a good quality restaurant. Due to ongoing Covid precautions we waited to be seated by a very pleasant member of staff.
We were served our drinks …
….. followed shortly by our chosen meals …
…. mine was this very delicious Bhudda Bowl.
The girls had Scampi and a Southern style burger.
Appetites suitably satisfied we made a short tour of the castle walls …
Down from the ramparts and a short detour, by me, to take a quick look at one of Southsea’s newest attractions.
LCT 7074 is the last surviving landing craft tank in the UK. LCT 7074 is an amphibious assault ship for landing tanks, other vehicles and troops on beachheads. Built in 1944 by Hawthorn Leslie and Company, Hebburn, the Mark 3 LCT 7074 was part of the 17th LCT Flotilla during Operation Neptune in June 1944.WIKIPEDIA
Not one for the girls, I have pencilled in a return visit, for when I am on my own.
Then it was a gentle stroll back to my daughters flat for a cuppa. Before venturing out to do battle with the evening traffic as we wended our way home.