It’s nearly the end of June and since my last blog I have been so busy and not had time to sit down and write. While I”m happy to have had the chance to have a break and visit Newcastle & France I ‘m a bit all over the place and want to get back into a good routine of walking writing ,walking (yoga) taking pictures. As well I’m venturing into website development &have a project to design a website for someone & have organised a Meet Up group next week.I have someone coming along to put on a presentation .
Glastonbury is on The World Cup and Tennis, the world looks like a different place. since this walk, what a difference a month makes.June is my favourite month and as much as i prefer to live in the here and now this blog is mainly about my walk at the end of May
My walking companion on the day had visited previously and for some reason had return tickets so we came back from Lymington but started at MILFORD ON SEA which seemed a bit complicated & tricky to get to via train and a bus. But lovely to visit. I might have preferred to start at Lynington then gone to Milford on sea. I would visit again though.
So what makes for a good day out?
MILFORD-ON-SEA with its castle and lighthouse surrounded by still water looking out to the Isle of Wight was a good starting point.
Trudging along the shingles towards Hurst Castle and the lighthouse, with summer on the Horizon, I felt a strange sense of isolation walking along the beach. Shingles are tough walking on and in hindsight we probably should have taken the Ferry over the water to the pub for lunch, instead of walking back the same way , it gets a bit monotonous. Trudge trudge trudge.
As well we didn’t really have enough time we had met at Waterloo Station about 9am so fairly early but it’s a two-hour train journey and you got to do that coming back as well &l lets not forget walking takes time!
The nature resort after the coastal walk
I belive it’s called the it does then go inland where it is marsh land and the home of many wild life birds and plants. I can’t pretend to know much about the area and will promise to take more notes next time. I was happy to just follow on this particular day.
Hurst Castle is situated at the seaward end of the shingle spit that extends 1.5 miles from Milford-On-Sea. The end of the spit, only three-quarters of a mile from the Isle of Wight, and the views from the top of the centre keep are spectacular.Hurst Castle was the perfect location to defend the western approach to the Solent. The castle was built by Henry VIII as one of a chain of coastal fortresses and was completed in 1544.
The pictures you can view here were taken around a place was a little nature reserve on the coast .This walk seems like a lifetime away now . a few pics of a sightly bleak and quiet spot near lymington… It was the sort of place I imagined you could set a midsummer night murder story in , it just had that feel about it. I tried not to think of such images but couldn’t help it , I imagined fights and deaths as it was a smugglers paradise some years ago.
Hurst Point Lighthouse guides vessels through the hazardous western approaches to the Solent, indicating the line of approach through the Needles Channel.
Anybody who saw the film Frank will know my point of reference. Anybody who hasn’t I wholly recommend it. it’s fantastic. ( “I want to marry a Lighthouse keeper“)
I led a the Seven Sisters walk again last week 11 people showed up and the weather was good but next time I go down that way i”m going to try walking to Eastbourne from Seaford or East Dean . I haven’t volunteered to lead any more walks as I think I prefer to be more spontaneous in my choice of walks but I will try to do one a month with the South Bank or if they haven’t got anything I fancy just go off somewhere on a coast walk.
All for now