After our jaunt around Southsea we went downtown to Gunwharf Quay. Now a big shopping mall with viewing tower, the gunwharf began life in the 1660s and was where guns were fitted into the warships built at the adjacent dockyard. After more than 300 years service to the military it was flagged for disposal.
We were here to meet dad’s cousin and go up the Spinnaker Tower for some views over Portsmouth. It was another beautiful day so it was going to be a bit more successful than when Mike and I went to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Designed and named for the Portsmouth’s maritime heritage, the tower opened in 2005 and I think is a great asset for the city.
I finished studying the views and headed back down. There were shops, many shops, and it would be rude to leave without getting better acquainted with them.