We parked up and took the walk out to Hurst castle http://hurstcastle.co.uk/ built by Henry VIII as part of his coastal defence system. Now owned by English Heritage.
A bit chilly as we walked along the spit but the views were fantastic, once out of the wind if was like a summers day! You could actually feel the wind burning your face!
It was hard work walking on the shingle but well worth the effort. Great views back in towards Christchurch and Lymington and across the water to the Isle of Wight.
I took a few pictures which Ive loaded up at the bottom.
Selling off of the forests!
Im not sure how good an idea this is, it doesnt sit comfortably with me, it really depends on what they are going to do with the forest area once its sold. At the moment you can park up in the many car parks around the forest for free and ramble across vast areas, if this was stopped then I for one would be mighty upset, but if they are going to start replenishing the forest with trees then this is a different matter. Im watching this with keen interest.
Ebook - Living In A Caravan
Certainly this has opened up a debate, which is interesting to hear, so please feel free to comment if you havent all ready!
Im still going ahead with it, just because, well, quite simply because I can!
As part of my research Ive posted on various forums different questions to see what sort of response I get about living in a caravan. Its amazing to hear that some people think you may have to tax a caravan! And others who think that as soon as it rains then the whole field will turn into a bog and you will be stuck for days. The best I heard though was from someone who was turned down by the caravan club as they only had a tent. Now, Im sorry, but doesnt the name caravan club give it away?
Now based on that very small sample, is there a need for a book or not?
Anyway, we hope you had a fantastic weekend as we certainly did!
Heres the pictures I took today
The spit is to the right, if you look centre left you can just make out the lighthouse. Behind is the land mass of the Isle of Wight
The lighthouse at the end of the spit
Hurst Castle, during WW2 housed a gun battery and search lights
On our way back from the castle, looking towards Bournemouth