Sunday, 15 March 2009

A Visit To Spinnaker Tower

Hannah and Brodie Admiring the view.Our latest educational trip was a visit to Spinnaker Tower in Gunwharf Quays. We went with our fellow homeschooling friends Carole, Tess and Brodie.

The tower, at a height of 170 metres above sea level, is 2.5 times higher than Nelson's Column, making it the tallest accessible structure in the UK outside of London. The tower is visible for miles around Portsmouth, changing the area's horizon.

The tower represents sails billowing in the wind, a design accomplished using two large, white, sweeping steel arcs, which give the tower its spinnaker sail design.

HMS Warrior in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard.
Hannah, Tess and Brodie spent a long time on the glass floor in the tower. Notice how far below them the boats are.

Hannah at the highest point of Spinnaker Tower - The Crow's Nest.

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