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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby Electric Dream » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:30 pm

JJ wrote:HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ED!! Hope you have a great day!! :)


Thanks JJ - it was the 17th but close enough ;) :lol:
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby sarah t » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:56 am

Been a few weeks but finally got this tricky, challenging jigsaw completed at Portswood library...

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e364/sarahta1102/P4252445_zpsrngeqc97.jpg

I haven't mentioned cycling but thought I'd say that last 'full day out' was on 3rd April, a round trip distance of 60 miles down to Milford on Sea just past Lymington. Binoculars at the ready but when I got down to the beach, I couldn't see anything at all!

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e364/sarahta1102/P4032430_zpsr5tudgzu.jpg

Still good bit of exercise and it was sunshine and blue skies there and back just not when I reached the objective destination.
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby JJ » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:56 pm

Electric Dream wrote:Thanks JJ - it was the 17th but close enough ;) :lol:


Which is why I posted it on the 17th... (my time ;))
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby sarah t » Fri May 12, 2017 10:26 am

Monday was the first time I've been 'across the water' to the other side of the city but instead of going the direct route over the Itchen Bridge I took a more scenic route crossing the Northam Bridge and making my way through Peartree Common and into Woolston.

Woolston itself is in the midst of partial renovation with giant apartment blocks going up near the waterfront on the old Vosper Thornecroft ship building site whilst further back more familiar traditional semi-detached houses give a more typical suburban feel. There is a new library which I spent a short while in and speaking to one of the staff there they said it had only been open for about a year. Pleasant enough but personally I felt, like Shirley library it had no sole/character to it and for me it just made me appreciate the cosy period style of one hundred year old small Portswood library which I visit at least once a week at present. Before the library opened at 10.00am I had quite a bit of time to walk a bit further along Victoria Road which eventually leads into a footpath/cycle path heading along to Netley Abbey and a very large country park. As I sat on a park bench surveying the opposite shoreline and picking out Hythe, Ocean Village and other familiar landmarks on a very pleasant sunny day I thought this is definitely an area that I need to explore further on my bicycle.

Here's a good shot looking across the water, under the Itchen Bridge various landmarks in the distance. You can see how close to the water St Marys Football Stadium is and between and behind the large council housing block is where I live. The church spire above the red bottomed boat marks the end of St Marys Street, a road parallel to me and to the right of this the tiny white tower with green slanting roof is the clock tower of the Civic Centre here in the heart of Southampton.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e364/sarahta1102/P5082460_zps5kb9kd5f.jpg

I think this a great shot to show the footpath/cycle path that leads towards Netley Abbey and country parks down that way. I didn't have too much time to explore, on foot the entire length of this. That is clearly for another day!
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e364/sarahta1102/P5082466_zps32jwcczh.jpg
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby StevieD » Sat May 13, 2017 11:21 pm

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