Friday, 26 February 2010

A Shoreline Walk Along Milton Common

Today has been a beautiful, sunny day and we have been for a lovely walk with another family from our home ed group. We walked all along the shoreline past the three lakes to the recently errected 'People's Monument'. The memorial was built last year to commemorate service men and women injured or killed in wars, and people come from all over the country to add to it.

We had intended to follow the path between the lakes and on to the common, but it seems that all the recent rain and snow has resulted in an increase in the size of the lake........................ now covers the entire path and was far to deep to wade through!

So instead we walked back along the shore towards Eastney and at the far end of the common we discovered the old Sea Lock from 1822.

There used to be a canal running from here to Portsmouth city centre which was built as part of an initiative to link Portsmouth with London.

Next we found a wreck which Hannah found fascinating and a little bit scary! It was amazing to be able to see the structure of the rotting hull, and a little bit 'famous fivey' too!!

Finally at the end of our walk we found these beautiful Catkins, promising that spring really is just around the corner!


Fiona said...

Your walk looks so beautiful. I miss the coast :-(
And Sofie wanted me to tell Hannah that her big stick was excellent. Sofie is very into sticks right now!

Susie said...

Aww that's so sweet!! Hannah loves sticks too, and this one has pride of place in the living room right now :-)

Michelle said...

looks like y'all had a wonderful walk!