What a super day, the
sun was shining the temperature was perfect,
just right for a cruise up the Hamble River.
We arrived in good
time; all boarded without problems, found our
seats and readied ourselves for a cruise.
First we left Ocean
Village, turned right towards Southampton
water, on the way the captain pointed out
places of interest including hundreds of
blades (see pix below) that were made on the Isle of Wight, for wind
farms around the world, soon we had reached
Southampton water, unfortunately there werenít
any huge boats or liners in port, but very
interesting nevertheless, there were a number
of cargo boats going past, off to far flung
places around the world no doubt, but the sea
princess had left port a few days earlier for
Half way across
Southampton water lunch was served, chicken
and chips, lovely, as we ate we entered Hamble
River, missed the most interesting part, but
just managed a glimpse of Hamble marina as we
passed. The boat weaved through dozens of
moored boats along the river and we could see
many very expensive homes along the shoreline.
A mile or so up we turned around and returned,
at this point I rushed the rest of my food
down, so I could see the view on the way back.
We went upstairs on
the return voyage to take in the air, and
stayed there until we moored up again at Ocean
Village, a great little cruise but over far
far too quickly, we went on the two hour
cruise, but it was over in a flash, a three
hour cruise would have been just right for me.
Karen and I walked around ocean village, and
other than a few people around the two
restaurants, the rest of the village was
deserted, at one point I left Karen talking
doggy talk to Ann, and took off on my scooter
down the other way from the restaurants, past
the cinema down the river, I went half or mile
or so, but didnít see or bump into a single
sole, it felt a little creepy to be honest,
and was pleased to be back with my group.
Any way, a big thanks
for all those involve in the organisation, we
all really enjoyed it, and look forward to the