Fort Retrospective

Some memories recently came up on Facebook from a visit we had to Spitbank Fort for my Mum’s birthday eight years ago.  I posted on the blog at the time but, looking back on it, I didn’t really give it much coverage.  These days I can get multiple posts out of an event but in those days I was a bit more brief.  Consequently, I figured a few different shots from the visit would be okay to share.

It was a great trip.  We were on the fort for a little under 24 hours.  A boat took us out in time for lunch, then we could explore the fort in the afternoon.  Drinks and dinner were served and then the evening concluded up on the top where the hot tub and fire pit were located.  Breakfast the following morning concluded things and the boat took us back to shore.

The fort only has a small number of rooms so our group had exclusive use of it for the time we were there and you really did feel like you were somewhere special.  It was not a sunny day but it was still nice enough to be out on the upper levels watching the boat traffic around Spithead.  I understand that they forts are currently up for sale so it will be interesting to see what happens to them next.

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