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- A narrow channel between the Isle of Wight and the southern mainland of England. The Solent provides access to the port of Southampton.
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- proper noun A stretch of
seaseparating Hampshirefrom the Isle of Wight
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- noun a strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
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The Solent is the sliproad to two of Britain's busiest ports.
The Solent is the harbor right there in Portsmouth.
I did my yachtmaster training and exam in the Solent which is also mentioned in Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People, and have sailed in and out of both ports, and over the Mary Rose wreck site more often than I'd care to remember or you'd care to read.
At noon on the 15th February 1868, the R.M.S.S. "Solent," in which
He steered it across the Solent which is one of the busiest shipping lan
One has to contend with the busy Solent waters, with bodies of sand and rocks as well as commercial shipping, which provides a real test of one's sailing ability.
Each had signed up to serve as a crew member aboard different yachts sailing The Solent, a strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
In short, she could not have crewed Round the World Challenge boats in the Solent, or even attended St. Andrews, where she met Prince William and studied to become, in due course, the only queen of England to ever to hold a university degree.
Solent Coastguard Maritime Rescue confirmed it had received information that a person onboard the Celebrity Eclipse cruiser had fallen into the Channel about eight miles north of Cherbourg.
The best spring-planting variety is Cristo, which is strong-flavoured with a pure white bulb and stores particularly well; Solent and Lautrec Wight have also done well for me as spring plantings.