Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Coastal Path in Brussels – Mini Europe

Have you ever had such a good vantage point that you can see the whole of Europe laid out below you?  We have! There are two alternative ways to do this: 1. Become an astronaut. 2. Go to the Atomium in … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Brussels – The Atomium

NEVER let the weather get you down – at least not when I’m around in my new waterproof jacket, emitting neon rays of sunshine wherever I go! My wife and kids absolutely love this jacket.  They can walk half a … Continue reading

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66n – Chilling to Hamble-Le-Rice

Would we make the last ferry of the day?  Walk faster, everyone!  In our hurry I nearly guided us onto Hook Spit, a northward pointing spit of land which is curved like a hook and from which the local village … Continue reading

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66m – Titchfield to Chilling

Curse these unexpected inland detours!  First we saw this sign: “Pah!” I thought, “Those signs are put up at the drop of a hat more than at the fall of a cliff!” .  But then we saw a “Footpath Closed” sign, … Continue reading

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66l – Titchfield

Heavy industry – is it a thing of unnatural beauty, its inner workings a mystery to be wondered at?  Or is it an ugly, smoke-belching, sludge-spewing sprawl of ghastliness?  A bit of both, maybe. As we got closer to Southampton … Continue reading

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66k – Stubbington to Titchfield

The reeds in Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve struggled valiantly to provide some colour to the landscape as the dark clouds rolled in. Nature, I thought, can be truly beautiful.  And with that thought we took a deep breath of fresh … Continue reading

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66j – Lee-on-Solent to Stubbington

Woah!  As we walked out of Lee-on-Solent and into Stubbington a bit of a weather front seemed to move in – time to head inside for some lunch!   The clouds threatened us with their dark despondency as we ate our … Continue reading

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