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Continuing the marine theme of recent posts.

Portsmouth Point, or "Spice Island", is part of Old Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Hampshire, on the southern coast of England. The name Spice Island comes from the area's involvement in the trade of Caribbean spices. The area forms the eastern side of the narrow entrance to Portsmouth Harbour, facing Gosport on the western side. And its old dock, the original port of medieval times before Portsmouth Dockyard proper was built, is the Camber Dock. Today it's used by Pompey's fishing fleet, the Isle of Wight car ferry, and various passenger launches. This is part of the hull of such a launch, with the fenders creating an interesting pattern, and reflection.

Camber Dock is the potential base for Sir Ben Ainslie’s America's Cup racing team. I'm not sure if it's the ideal location, and is bound to change the feel of the place completely. Or maybe I'm just a NIMBY...

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