After the Christmas fun had quietened down we drove south, I think most of the UK had the same idea as although it was Sunday it was like rush hour.
We found our hotel and parking with ease, we like Accor Hotels and so chose their Ibis near the centre. The reception staff were very friendly, great bar area and lovely clean rooms. Some reviews have said they are small and yes the bathroom was cosy but for a budget hotel it had everything you could need - we use Accor Hotels in France and occasionally I did wonder if I was overseas again, as the interior is so similar !!
Sunday afternoon/evening we went for a stroll and found just across the road The Brewhouse and Kitchen - it would have been rude to pass by without stopping for a craft beer, especially as there was a live band playing.
|Brewhouse & Kitchen|
It's hard to put in words so here's a few of our photos at the fantastic Historic Dockyard.
|Nelson's Uniform and table|
|Eat, sleep and maybe your overboard coffin?|
|White ensign as HMS Victory is still in service|
|HMS Victory in full - taken from the museum window|
|The Mary Rose (pipes are to dry her out)|
|Mary Rose cannon|
|The Mary Rose length ways|
|Mary Rose anchor|
|HMS Warrior 1860|
|Masts and semaphore flags|
|HMS Warrior 1860 ship's wheels|
|Ready steady .... fire|
|Muskets at dawn|
|Brasserie Blanc cocktails|
|Pork Crackling starter|
|St Mary's Church|
|Portsmouth in the mist|
Happy New Year - here's to many more adventures in 2015