Transport went smoothly – a train from London to Brockenhurst and another onto Lymington, followed by the X1 bus to Milford on Sea, and then the return journey after the walk.
I’ve done most of this part of the Solent Way several times over recent years, so it’s very familiar. It’s a flat walk on good surfaces, though the long, shingle walk along Hurst Spit demands a bit more effort. I couldn’t face the walk back along the Spit so I caught the little ferry to Keyhaven, missing out a short section of the Solent Way.
On a lovely, sunny day, after a walk through Hampton Court gardens, we unexpectedly found this Classic car event in Bushy Park.
Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy is a magnificent examination of the World’s worst nuclear accident, covering the technicalities, the people involved and the politics of the old Soviet Union.
A history book that reads as easily as a good novel – I read it in a couple of days. Highly recommended.
God sends his son, Jesus, down for a second go.
A fabulous, funny read. Highly recommended.
Some exhibits that caught my eye on a visit to Tate Modern.
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What a delightful film Visages Villages is. It’s a documentary by, and starring film director and photographer Agnès Varda and photographer JR, who travel through France visiting villages, taking photos of the people and then plastering large images of them on walls and buildings. The two artists form a warm bond whilst engaging with the villagers. The film looks terrific, from the opening credits to the very end. We watched it on Netflix and is highly recommended.
What a magnificent read The Tiger by John Vaillant is.
A long, detailed examination of everything to do with tigers in their natural habitat. But more than that it’s an investigation of tiger killings, the communities affected, life in the Soviet Union and animal conservation.
There’s so much in this book. I’ll probably read it again in future years. A great read.