Monthly Archives: January 2014

63e – Hayling Island Part V

Mid-way through our walk along the southern shores of Haying Island we came to Funland.  We are never known to skip a log flume or roller coaster if one is on offer, but today everything seemed quiet and shut up.  The … Continue reading

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63d – Hayling Island Part IV

As we strolled along Hayling Island beach we got buzzed by a low-flying aircraft – look out!  Here it comes for another pass! Phew  That was close! For a good 20 minutes or so this aircraft circled over the beach.  It … Continue reading

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63c – Hayling Island Part III

How can I explain how pleased we were to be back at the coast?  By submitting the photographic evidence! The minute we arrived back at the coast Ben and Catherine, who are exceptionally good at arguing when they want to, … Continue reading

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63b – Hayling Island Part II

Having successfully navigated the deepest puddle encountered on our walk thus far, we continued on south and eventually reached Mengham Rithe.  Mengham Rithe sits at the south east corner of Hayling Island.  In its time it has seen oyster farming … Continue reading

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63a – Hayling Island Part I

Having finished our last walk with a two mile stretch of road, we started this one with a similar stretch.  It wasn’t particularly interesting; it wasn’t particularly pleasant.  We were pleased to get off the roads and onto some footpaths, … Continue reading

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62d – Langstone to Hayling Island

In 1824 a new 960 foot long bridge from Langstone to Hayling Island was opened.  It was the first permanently dry connection to the island from the mainland and it had a 40 foot long swing bridge in the middle … Continue reading

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62c – Emsworth to Langstone

As we approached Hayling Island we passed through Langstone and its Grade II listed Old Mill building.  The Old Mill was originally a windmill, dating back to about 1730 but was derelict by the mid-1930’s.  It stood next to a … Continue reading

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