Last week we caught the train to Lymington Town to spend the day with a friend on her boat. Well actually that wasn’t really the plan as we are not trained crew so even as we boarded the train we knew the plan was lunch on the boat and followed by a walk around the surrounding lagoons. The plan unfortunately though changed before the train had pulled out of the station! My friend’s car had broken down and so she wouldn’t be able to pick us up from the station. However we didn’t mind, the sun was shining and it is only a short stroll from the station to the marinas.

In the end lunch didn’t happen on the boat either because of the need to juggle car mechanics and tow-trucks, however we did get in some scrumptious biscuits and a cup of tea before heading out to join the birds in the marshes and lagoons.DSCN1443

I’ve been to Lymington quite a few times for lunch and to catch the ferry to the Isle of Wight, but have never been before for a walk. Big mistake! There are so many easy circular walks that head south west from the furthest marina, suitable for all walkers and all with stunning views even when the cloud returns as it did for us. The cloud didn’t bother us though as we were focusing on the birds, and I did manage to take a few ‘walking snaps’ for Jo and her wonderful Monday Walks.

We’re definitely going to return as the birding even at this time of year was superb. They may have been a tad too far away even for my camera, but I still managed to take quite a few of them all. In fact far too many for this post, so I’ll return tomorrow with my bird photographs. I can’t though resist sharing this one with you today.DSCN1436

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  1. You have reminded me that I have still to write about my visit to the New Forest (4 years ago now!) where my youngest son was married. We had a lovely week in the autumn there and visited Lymington on one of those days – you are right – there are some lovely, gentle, walks around the coast there. The Hurst ferry across from Keyhaven to Hurst Point was pretty good too, though you can walk there along the spit – too much like hard work for me, walking on shingle 🙂

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  2. I was only ever in the New Forest once, many years ago, and have only a hazy recollection of horses, but Gerry (Cobbies 69) lives in/near Lymington so I know it’s a nice area. Thank you for the kind thought. Belated happy Sunday- I’m just back from a 65th birthday afternoon tea, grinning like a Cheshire Cat 🙂 🙂

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    1. Well can’t have been your Bday as you are years off 65 x
      PS and maybe we need to get you down here for a Hampshire trip


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