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Picture Gallery - May & June 2012
London, Derby, Devon & Cornwall
More Southsea colour Beautiful spring colours Southsea common has many happy memories for me. Today it looked as beautiful as always. A strong southwesterly gale blowing through the Solent, on the south coast of UK Launched in 1992 the Motor Yacht "Leander" is owned by Sir Donald Gosling and is available for charter from US$ 490,000 per week, plus expenses. In summer 2007, she was chartered by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall for a holiday in the Mediterranean. Later sh "Lively Lady" (shown here at Port Solent) was built in Calcutta in 1948. Sir Alec Rose bought Lively Lady in 1963 with the aim of taking part in the 1964 Single-handed Transatlantic Race - he finished in 4th place. In July 1967 Sir Alec Rose was off again HMS Warrior - The world's first ironclad warship. Here impressively restored and open to visitors in Portsmouth. Launched in 1860, she was the pride of Queen Victoria's fleet. Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful ship The Minerva Pub - the oldest pub in Plymouth Portland Square, Plymouth c2012. This is where my grand parents lived until they passed away early in the 1900s. Portland Square looked a lot different then! The pubs of Plymouth The best pasties in Plymouth are on the Barbican Vintage Ice Cream van in Plymouth Royal Marine drummers at Sultan The Commodore takes the salute Carole who joined me at HMS Sultan's Charity Reception Training horses and owners On the farm Trying to load a stubborn horse into the box With my friends Jane & Jonny in North Devon Horse evening Jonny - shall we dance? At the horse training evening Jonny contemplates Jane in amongst the animals Jane & Jonny's farmhouse at Bridgerule near Bude in North Devon With Jane & Jonny on the farm Jane shovels the muck! In charge at the farm! My trusty Audi, parked in North Devon Coastal view off South Devon All is explained The harbour in Clovelly Steep main street in Clovelly Clovelly in North Devon The Sea Tractor on its way to Burgh Island South Devon coastline Surfers at Bigbury, on the south Devon coast Burgh Island off the south Devon coast Jill & Dave - my friends in Plymouth. Dave and I served aboard HMS Hecate together many years ago in the 1970s A visit to Bakewell in Derbyshire with Davina Jackie with "The Hat" Barbara at Jackie's home Jackie's Jubilee hat That hat again The hat again, on Barbara My cousin Jackie The Queen of England The Queen again With Barbara Barbara and me at the street party With my special friend Barbara from Australia Special treat That hat again! With cousin Jackie Barbara with a special guest at the Jubilee street party Jackie with a special person A day in London to get a new passport I visited Davina (who I first met in Grenada) in Derby The Queen at her Jubilee Celebrations, with my cousin Jackie Good friends Ann & Keith Hart who I stayed with during my first few days in UK A very nice garden in Bedhampton (just outside Portsmouth) Colours in Ann & Keith's garden Good friends after over 50 years - still plenty to talk about Another naval reunion. I get together with these guys who I joined the navy with annually. We have known each other for over 50 years.