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Visiting the Spinnaker Tower

 
After dropping Dad off at the hovercraft, following his visit with us over the New Year, I decided to walk round to the Spinnaker Tower.  It had been fascinating to watch it's steady progress over the years but although it had been open to the public for some time I hadn't yet found the time to go up it.

As I set out the afternoon was bright and clear, if a little cloudy.  By the time I had queued for an hour to get up the tower it was grey and overcast and trying to rain!  The point of the visit was to enjoy the tower, not to take photographs and in reality the weather did not take the edge of of it at all.  It is a thrilling building to look at and to be in.  The poor weather on this first visit just means I shall have to make the effort to get back there again.  Soon!

 

This last one shows Ryde (where we all lived for a good long time) in the distance with all three methods of crossing that strip of water visible - the car ferry with the catamaran  behind, and the hovercraft over to the left.

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Last Modified: 15 January 2006