Category Archives: Hampshire

71a – Barton on Sea

The gulls were out in Barton on Sea today, fighting for scraps of food.  They wheeled and dive-bombed each other like fighter pilots until one lucky bird eventually got a morsel of bread firmly chomped in its beak.  This gull … Continue reading

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70d – Milford on Sea to Barton on Sea

As we were walking along the clifftop path from Milford on Sea to Barton on Sea, this sign suddenly stepped out in front of us: It was about as welcome as a policeman in a brothel, and just like a … Continue reading

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70c – Hurst Castle to Milford on Sea

Hurst Spit was a bit of a shingly trudge, to be honest.  As we made our way along it I thought forward to Chesil Beach which waited for us some 40 miles and a few walks on.  It is about … Continue reading

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70b – Keyhaven to Hurst Castle

Gah!  There was a queue for the ferry across to Hurst Castle!  Still, as it turned out we all managed to fit on one boat. Hurst Castle is one of Henry VIII’s device forts, constructed in the 1540’s.  Its aim … Continue reading

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70a – Lymington to Keyhaven

Lymington River looked spectacular this morning.  Wow! To the south east of the town is a large marina.  It went on and on for some two thirds of a mile in an endless clang of ropes slapping against masts.  Just … Continue reading

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69i – Needs Oar Point to Lymington

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 … Continue reading

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69h – St Leonard’s Grange to Needs Oar Point

As we left St Leonard’s Grange we passed Needs Oar Point.  It is just a field today, but for a brief period it was an airfield during World War Two. In 1943 the land was levelled, ditches filled in, hedges … Continue reading

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