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  September 2016
Solent Forts
The Solent Forts are a group of man made island forts in the Solent constructed in the late 18th century.   Three of the forts are now owned by the AmaZing Venues company, with No Mans Land Fort being a hotel and restaurant.    Once a month there is a possibility to have lunch on No Mans Land Fort, which provides the opportunity of observing the ferries on the Solent from an exceptional location.

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  1. Leaving Portsmouth heading for Spitbank Fort and No Mans Fort
  2. Mont St Michel from Brittany Ferries passed No Mans Fort on its way from Portsmouth to Caen
  3. Ashleigh R from Blue Funnel ferries approaching No Mans Land Fort.   This provides the shuttle from Portsmouth to the forts.
  4. Hovertravel's Freedom 90 arriving at Southsea from Ryde
  5. There are two sittings for lunch and everyone sits at communal round tables.
  6. No Mans Land Fort has a hotel with luxury bedrooms around the perimeter
  7. The windows on the forts are port holes.   Large guns used to point through these to defend the Solent.   No Mans Land fort was famously used for The Sea Devils episode of the Dr Who TV program in 1972.
  8. Gosport Ferries' Spirit of Gosport and Harbour Spirit pass each other en route between Portsmouth and Gosport.
  9. Wightlink St Cecilia inbound from the Isle of Wight passes Wight Rider I on its way to the island.
  10. Brittany Ferries' Mont St Michel passes Spitbank Fort
  All photos taken in August 2016.   Click to enlarge or play clips.
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