Travelling to France!

A relentlessly busy year has finally stopped and today we set off for France, travelling with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Caen.

On the ferry, watching the cars embark

On the ferry, watching the cars embark

We passed warships new, and old.

HMS Defender & RFA Argus

HMS Defender & RFA Argus

HMS Warrior, the first iron-clad warship

HMS Warrior, the first iron-clad warship

And the symbol of Portsmouth – the Emirates (!) Spinnaker.

The Emirates Spinnaker

The Emirates Spinnaker

And then we were in the Solent and heading south.

Spitsand Fort in the Eastern Solent

Spitsand Fort in the Eastern Solent