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69f – Beaulieu to Buckler’s Hard

How small is the smallest pony you’ve ever seen?  We saw a tiny one!  Look at the bird standing just behind it and you’ll see how very small this pony was. After many miles of road walking we were pleased, … Continue reading

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69e – Beaulieu

Beaulieu is well known for its connection with cars.  It is home to the world-famous Beaulieu National Motor Museum.  I went there as a child.  I cannot remember too much about it, except I remember a car shaped like an … Continue reading

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69d – The New Forest to Beaulieu

When we reached Beaulieu, the others plodded on while I stopped to take a photo.  After all, it really is quite a beautiful place. As I stood still for a quiet moment and took in the view I heard my … Continue reading

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69c – Lepe to The New Forest

When we left the beach at Lepe we faced a task.  This was to walk four miles up to Beaulieu (on a road) and cross the Beaulieu River (on a road).  We would then have to walk four miles back … Continue reading

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69b – Lepe Part II

In the Christmas of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 flooding and coastal erosion was very much in the news.  Pictures of half submerged cars and flooded kitchens dominated the headlines, as did dramatic footage of waves, higher than … Continue reading

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69a – Lepe Part I

The hamlet of Lepe is a quiet little place in the early morning.  It is peaceful; silent and deserted.  It gives the impression that nothing goes on here.  The Watch House, built in 1828 to combat smuggling in this section of the … Continue reading

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68e – Fawley to Lepe

Somebody once asked a question: How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? It is a famous question.  Many consider it to be a rhetorical question; a metaphor for the journey of life.  Not … Continue reading

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