Monday, 8 June 2009

Southsea D Day Celebrations

G & I had a lovely day out at the D Day Celebrations in Southsea. The weather was ok, quite windy but I didn't take a cardy as I knew once we were marching down the seafront I'd soon warm up. It's a little over a mile each way, so armed with a very yummy picnic (thank you G!), a bottle of red & a picnic blanket off we went.
The main celebrations were based on Castle Fields next to Southsea Castle and included some fairground rides, various WW2 jeeps & ambulances, a spitfire plane. There was a massive queue to get into the D Day Museum and kids were clambering over the tanks which are outside.
There was a big band, playing swing music and a small dance area where young and old were dancing away.G & I ate our picnic and drank most of our wine before wandering around & planting a flag.

The highlight of the day was when a million poppies were dropped by a WW2 bomber. Shame it was so windy that they were instantly blown inland rather than land on us.
We then decided it was time to go home, so we walked into a very strong headwind back up the Esplanade on briefly stopping on the pier to play our favourite pony game.

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