There are times, I imagine, when postmen think twice about whether to deliver letter or not.
We met quite a few cows on our road trip today. We treated them with caution and respect; we have been chased or herded out of fields on more than one occasion and cannot say we enjoyed those experiences.
In contrast to this, we met a very friendly little pony who came to say hello.
We eventually got off the road and onto a track running along side a field – at last! But almost immediately we hit a bit of a snag.
Why this tree had fallen I have no idea. It felt like it had been put there deliberately in order to hamper our progress, although I am sure this is not the case. We managed to navigate our way around the root-ball, which had been ripped from its moorings, and continue. The track led us to a picturesque lake.
Leaving the pond was not quite as easy as getting there. Deb showed us she really ought to be in a circus (she says that life with us makes her feel like she already is).
And then, after a bit more road and 17 long miles today (well done, kids – that’s a record for you!) we finally reached Lymington. Two days of road walk was over. We were back at the coast and could continue on our Coastal Path.
Points on this part of the walk (copy and paste the co-ordinates into Google Earth):
- Cow Pretending to be a Postman: N 50° 46.642 W 001° 26.201
- Arboreal Obstruction: N 50° 45.832 W 001° 28.800
- Lake: N 50° 45.810 W 001° 29.630
- Arriving at Lymington: N 50° 45.531 W 001° 31.712
Walk #69 Statistics (of which this post forms the final part):
- Date of Walk: 14 April 2014
- Walk #69 total distance covered: 16.91 miles
- Coast of Britain Walk Total Distance Covered: 593.35 miles
- CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO INTERACTIVE MAP!!!
I am interested to see if a new route can be created when the England coast path is worked on through the New Forest. I certainly hope so, and will go back to walk it again if it is. Still the walking ahead you’ve got now is much better, with fairly good coastal paths to Sandbanks and then the South West Coast Path the rest of the way to Minehead.
Yes I agree! As things stand we are a couple of miles away from Sandbanks at the moment (we’ve had an unexpected lay-off since the end of May) and are looking forward to all the good stuff to come.
And once you get to Wales, it’s easy.
Oh my, 17 miles is one heck of a day hike. Well done indeed!