This was the Gosport Ferry Ramp at about 0615. I quite often arrive here at about this time. The ferries keep to a good schedule, I usually see the same people heading toward or coming off. This is still a fair distance from the halfway point of my walk, from here I head along to the Haslar Marina Pier wall. Quite often, one of the Brittany ferries will come in to the harbour at this point, as said the Mon St Michel this morning;
From The Haslar Marina Pier Wall, I head over to the cockle ponds. I can’t see anything in the ponds at that time of the morning, but it won’t be too long before the bottom of the pond becomes visible. I’m hoping that the Jelly Fish will reappear. I’ve seen them over a couple of years, but don’t know if they come every year and I’m fairly sure that everybody views them as a nuisance, but I think they are fascinating and I am very keen for their return.
From The Cockle Ponds I head up South Street to the old telephone exchange where I double back on myself almost walking along Stokes Road. It amounts to about 3 miles. It’s usually a good start to the day – unless it’s raining of course. It then depends on how heavily it is raining, if it is just a gentle drizzle then I may just put my proper raincoat on and go anyway. To be honest, if it is raining heavily, I’m happy to go back to bed – or usually, if I can hear the rain, just not get up.