Sunday, June 26, 2016

Strolling Southampton

A major port since Roman times, Southampton has quite the history.  Legend has it that King Canute did his tide thing here.  The Pilgrims left from here for America.  The Titanic sailed from here on its first and last voyage.  Two million American GIs embarked from here in WWII.  The town's medieval walls are still walk-able for 1.5 miles.

Heavily bombed during WWII, most of the town is new and thriving.  Wandered about for an hour and a half until our legs gave out.  After a bracing, salad-bowl-sized cappuccino, wove our way back to our B&B in the sky.

Medieval town walls

Reggie and Tudor houses

Houses with a palm tree and a medieval wall in their back yards

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