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At the end of July a pretty big event happened in our sweet little Southsea. The America’s Cup came to town….and so did the rain.

As it was our anniversary weekend we decided to get away from the hustle and bustle but not wanting to miss out on such a big event we decided to check it out on the Friday with Mumma Lo…. I believe it was the qualifying rounds… but don’t quote me on that!

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We began our day with a sneaky little cuppa hot chocolate and some toasted nibbles at our favourite Southsea Coffee Company! After that we braved the awful weather to meet my very sensibly dressed Mumma….

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We eventually found the entrance and made our way to the sea front to ‘see’ the boats…. now it may of just been me, but there was hundreds of people (also sensibly dressed) staring out to sea looking equally baffled as I was…. after clambering onto a wall and joining lots of other bemused looking people we quite quickly gave up and made the sensible decision to head to the Dark and Stormy bar….

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£24 later with 3 rum punches in hand we enjoyed a slight let up in the rain and hung out with a couple of pirates which was fun and much more interesting then trying to figure out what was going on with the boats…

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After that, we had a quick a stroll round some of the tents and headed back to the waters edge to get a couple of snaps of the ‘race’ then promptly gave up, drenched to the bone and blooming cold we sought out a comfy sofa and some beer and cheesy carb fuel in the awesome Wave Maiden!

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Now, I’m sure on saturday, when the sun was shining and everyone was smiling, the day and the event was amazing and enjoyed by all, but I gotta be honest with you…. I’m not convinced……. Till next year hey!

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