The historic docks of Portsmouth have 11 exhibits to tour. We covered most of them on our first visit, but the tickets are good for a year, so we returned to finish.
Next on the list was the submarine museum. It’s featured in the recent transformers movie. We actually boarded and toured the submarine. Even me. It’s a little easier when it’s all out of water and I can see the whole thing.
Our third transportation for the day was on a Hover craft to cross over once again to Isle of Wight. This time we headed inland for Ryde and a large park called Robin Hill. There we attended the Festival of Lights, inspired by Diwali. There was a performance, a bird show, and of course, lights all over the park creating different sections to invoke India. It was a great family event and we felt very local.
Salisbury was our next destination a few days later. The couple we met in London, Jerry and Nancy, met us there to tour the cathedral.
And since the cathedral had a tower, we climbed it! But, the 323 steps were divided into 5 sections, with breaks along the way looking over the inside of the ceiling, or the inside of the bell tower, and finally the view from the top.