Paddy and Plunkett Head to Portsmouth

Paddy Over Portsmouth! CrawCrafts BeastiesThese adventurous little monsters can’t seem to get enough of life on the high seas! After their recent visit to the National Maritime Museum in Co.Dublin, Paddy and Plunkett have resurfaced in Portsmouth – a city with centuries of naval history to its name. Coming as they do from an island nation, it’s little wonder that they felt immediately at home here – Portsmouth is the only island city in the UK!
Paddy with the Spinnaker Tower - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesEver eager for excitement, the first thing they did was to climb the Spinnaker Tower (that’s it in the background of the photo) and get a bird’s eye view of the city. This is always especially thrilling for a Beastie, since they spend most of their time significantly closer to the ground. Check out that view!
Plunkett Inside the Spinnaker Tower - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesMind you, I nearly had kittens when I saw this next photo…
Beastie Freefall! H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesFortunately there’s a nice thick layer of glass floor to keep the boys airborne – for a moment there I was certain they’d decided to take up BASE jumping!

Their next outing was a bit more sedate – a trip over to the Isle of Wight by hovercraft. They got a great day for it… Here’s Paddy posing with The Needles, a line of chalk stacks that’s one of Britain’s most famous natural landmarks.
Paddy on the Isle of Wight - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesThey made some friends while they were there too!
Paddy and Plunkett with their New Buddies - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesPaddy with his Isle of Wight Friends - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesPlunkett's Dinosaur Collection - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesWith all this exploring, the afternoon just zipped by! So much so that… uh oh! Is that the hovercraft heading back to the mainland without them?
Paddy watches their lift home vanish over the horizon! H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties


Will Paddy and Plunkett ever make it back to Portsmouth? Or are they going to be marooned indefinitely on the Isle of Wight? You’ll have to wait until next week to find out…

14 thoughts on “Paddy and Plunkett Head to Portsmouth

    1. Thanks Lily! And cheers for stopping by the BeastieBlog! If you want to pick up a little woolly monster friend for yourself, check out my Etsy shop (there’s a link in right hand sidebar) or get in touch with me by email ( to design your own personalised Beastie 🙂

  1. OMGoodness what an adventure, and what a cliff hanger !!!!
    I’ll be staying tuned to next weeks episode, how many of their new friends will be trying to set sail back to Portsmouth I wonder,

  2. Nice pics, it’s good to see the old place. No one want to get marooned on the Isle of Wight, it’s nice but… well… you know lol

      1. It is old, stuck about 30 or so years in the past. Its very nice, just I dunno… Once you’ve been there a little while there’s not much else.

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