Little Egret.

birdA few years ago if I saw a little Egret in the UK it would be a major happening in my bird watching week. In the last few years I see more Egret’s than Heron’s around our coast.
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Picture’s of the seaside. (Messing around on the water).

Down at the coast today everyone seemed to be out on the water. these picture are taken on the South Coast between Lee on the Solent and Titchfield Haven. It was high tide and very still but a light wind made nice sailing conditions.3 sails

For those on shore a 99 is the order of the day

For those on shore a 99 is the order of the day

with the tide up the sea gulls needed all the posts

with the tide up the sea gulls needed all the posts

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Marking out the race

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I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

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The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, also known as Southsea Naval Memorial, Situated on Southsea Common near Southsea Castle and looking out over the Solent. (close to where Henry 8th Warship The Mary Rose was lost)The memorial commemorates just under 25,000 British and Commonwealth sailors who were lost in the World Wars, around 10,000 sailors in WW.1 15,000 in WW.2. The memorial has a bronze plaques arranged around the memorial according to the year of death.

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Southsea Castle and Lighthouse

To commemorate sailors who had died at sea in the First World War and had no known grave, an Admiralty committee recommended building memorials at the three main naval ports in the UK (Portsmouth, Chatham and Plymouth)Identical memorials at all three sites were designed by Sir Robert Lorimer  with sculpture by Henry Poole.naval wm5naval wm6Naval wm