Winter Barn Owl

Winter Barn Owl
Life's a Hoot !

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Forest, Part 2 - Goodbye to the UK and a friend

Our second day in The New Forest started with a hearty breakfast
I needed to work off my meal so went for a walk around the property.
This guy decided to have a little lay down before munching down on the lush grass
I found a very unusual house that was built into the side of a hill!
Must cut down on heating costs!
We dropped the boys off at Beaulieu and stopped to admire a pastoral view
 They must have been pretty itchy as they started the game of 
'you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours'
Christine and I headed for Lymington, where they were in the midst of a street market
All sorts of tasty items were on show!

We took a break for a tea in Brockenhurst when we heard the loudest braying -
guess who turned up for a visit.....
 While waiting in the parking lot for the boys to join us we couldn't help but notice a flagrant disregard for the 'no parking' sign
  Our last night with my aunt was bittersweet - it was time to go home but we would miss everyone so much
She had prepared a tasty repast, including a caprese salad
Goodbye to our home for the past week
We were quite pleased with the Premier Inn at Gatwick north terminal
and would recommend it to anyone needing a stopover at Gatwick.
The dining room had a varied menu and the food was great!
Almost home...
Here is a view of the start of the St. Lawrence River
Our adventure this year had many highs and one low.
If you read my blog regularly, at the right you will see that I follow 'Riding the Wet Coast', by Bob Scoot.  I could always count on Bob to write a comment and always looked forward to hearing what he had to say.  Bob went silent at the end of August and we were very saddened to hear that he had passed away while on his adventure with his Corvette.
Goodbye Bob, it was a pleasure knowing you! 

1 comment:

  1. Even though he could drive one crazy ... it WAS truly a pleasure, wasn't it!