Numerous water channels run off north from the mouth of Chichester Harbour (Chichester, Bosham, Thorney, Emsworth and Langtone Channels, all interlinked), with a number of 'isles' or promontories hanging off the mainland like a set of teeth, including from east to west, Bosham, Chidham, Thorney Island, Hayling Island and Portsea Island The first two are attached to the mainland; the third is split in two east to west by the water feature known as the Great Deep, thereby creating Thorney Island and, the fourth, Hayling, is connected to the mainland by a causeway that carries the main A3023 which links the island with the town of Havant. To the west side of Hayling there is the expansive Langstone Harbour which on its other side butts up on to Portsea Island on which the city of Portsmouth is located.
I had arrived at 4.15pm but it was well after five before I was able to pitch up and get settled for the night. I had enjoy good weather all day but by the time the tent was up the skies had filled and raiin was imminent. Some times it works out, soometimes not!