From the train, on a day trip to the seaside (Bognor), I took this iPhone picture of Arundel, where we broke our journey for a brief visit. Arundel is a lovely, small town on a steep hill, though it’s difficult to take decent pictures that don’t include loads of parked cars.
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Chartwell, home of Winston Churchill, has beautiful gardens and an interesting house, and makes for a lovely day out.
A day trip by train to Ely.
There is a cathedral, too.
The fourth and final stage of the 4-stage walk along the Itchen Way was around 8 miles and took a little under 4 hours. Starting at Itchen Stoke, where the third stage finished, it ended at the tiny village of Cheriton. On a generally warm and sunny day the best bit of the walk was at the very start, where the river was present and the sun was out. After that there was not much of the river to be seen until the trickle at the very source of the river.
This is a part of Hampshire I’m unfamiliar with. It is absolutely beautiful, with lots of thatched cottages and tiny villages. The 67 bus from Winchester, towards Petersfield via Alresford, is a real joy if you can get to the front seat on the top deck!
Possibly the source of the River Itchen
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A trip for the ferry ride.
Camera images on the way but then the lens mechanism jammed and the iPhone camera took over (but not in raw format – my mistake).
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On a grey and windy day, some pictures from a morning visit to the National Trust’s Polesden Lacey. I’ve no idea who the gentleman in the hat is, but I liked his look. We took the tour, which was extremely interesting, before ambling through the rooms.
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The third stage of the 4-stage walk along the Itchen Way was around 8 miles and took a little under 4 hours. Starting at Winchester, where the second stage finished, it ended at the tiny village of Itchen Stoke (no shops!). It was a generally lovely, sunny day and an attractive walk. A bus to Alresford and then another back to Winchester Station and eventually home, rounded off a lovely day.
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On the way down to our destination at Milford on Sea we did a longish walk along the Lymington Marshes.
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If you’re thinking of a trip to Groombridge Place, check out Tripadvisor
first! Though these pictures make it look rather attractive, it’s actually quite sad and run down. Apparently the company running it went into liquidation in May, which no doubt explains a lot.
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On another hot and sunny day we strolled around Hampton Court gardens. For lunch we sat in deckchairs under the trees, with a sandwich and can of lemonade. There were boat races on the Thames. The sky in the black and white image is misleading.