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|A little water party
Written by Myretta
(2/1/2010 3:08 p.m.)
The day began cheerfully, but it is not likely to continue what it should, for them or for us. We had a little water party yesterday; I and my two nephews went from the Itchen Ferry up to Northam, where we landed, looked into the 74, and walked home, and it was so much enjoyed that I had intended to take them to Netley to-day; the tide is just right for our going immediately after moonshine, but I am afraid there will be rain; if we cannot get so far, however, we may perhaps go round from the ferry to the quay.
Northam was the site of a shipyard and the 74 appears to have been a naval warship under construction. A diversion sure to appeal to teenage boys, I would imagine.
The proposed trip to Netley was probably to see Netley Abbey, which might not proved as interesting as the shipyard.
You can find Netley and Northam on the Hampshire map linked at the top of the board and below
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