Wednesday, 27 July 2011

New Forest - South Lytchett, Poole - July 2011

On Thursday morning the sun was back with us and soon we were on the way to our last campsite of the week just outside Poole.  We arrived on site at lunchtime, pitched up, had some lunch and spent the rest of the afternoon sat outside in the sunshine.  A local tycoon's helicopter landed in the field next door to us so off I went with my camera! That evening we walked to the local pub and had a superb meal.

We had planned on going into Poole on Friday on the bus but Paddy was not well overnight so we had to abandon our trip and head home a day early.  We didn't mind because we'd had such a fantastic week in and around the New Forest.  All was well a few days after we got home with Paddy so we feel me made the right decision.

Next trip is a long weekend on Exmoor at one of our favourite and much used sites in Dulverton.

New Forest - Milford-on-Sea - July 2011

From Keyhaven the cycle path took us into Milford-on-Sea (the village closest to our campsite).  We managed to 'park' the bikes and trailer up and enjoy lunch sat in a pub beer garden before heading back to the campsite for the rest of the day.

New Forest - Lymington to Keyhaven - July 2011

On leaving Lymington we took the new cycle path to Keyhaven that runs along the coast and salt marshes, with views across to Hurst Castle.

New Forest - Lymington - July 2011

On Wednesday morning we woke up to more sunshine, although there were a few threatening clouds about!  After breakfast we once again decided to have a day out on the bikes.

We biked into Lymington (not recommended on the busy B road but we made it in one piece!).  We spent the morning mooching around the little streets near the old quay area and watching the boats.

New Forest - Lymington - July 2011

We were on the move again on Tuesday.  Again, just another short trip - this time to a site just outside Lymington.  After pitching up we spent the day on site chilling out in the camper.

New Forest - Brockenhurst - July 2011

After being out on the bikes all day Monday we wandered Paddy around Aldridge Hill - just a short walk from the campsite.  The evening reflections were lovely.

New Forest - Brockenhurst - July 2011

We took a route through the forest and back to the campsite along the Rhinefield Drive, where we saw the Rhinefield House Hotel (not sure that we could afford to stay there!). 

New Forest - Brockenhurst - July 2011

During our ride Michael's pedal became loose so we had to have a stop for running repairs.  Paddy was happy lazing around waiting!