Just lately I've been enjoying a few cycle rides. Fortunately the weather is playing along and when I see the weather is fine and sunny I hop on my bike for a ride.
Friday I spent some time in the Victorian rock garden, in Southsea.
It was built in the 1920s and still survives today. It's a beautiful tranquil spot just behind the promenade and there are lots of benches where one can sit and read and just enjoy the buzzing of the bees and the birdsong.
Unfortunately I am not much of a gardener so I don't know the names of these beautiful flowers.
My cycle view on the way home.
To the left just behind the green hill is Henry VIII's castle. The Mary Rose, his ship, sank just off these shores in 1545.
Friday was also the anniversary memorial of the D-Days landings, and our small seaside town was full of proud war heroes who had come from afar to honour those who had fallen alongside them in Normandy. I cycled by just as the press arrived, but it somehow didn't seem right to stop and take a photograph. The one below is from The News.
Have a great week everyone!