This morning Aaron made a start on decorating the stairs and landing.
Afterwards Becky drove me, Jackie, and Ian to Abbot’s Well at Frogham, where we lunched in The Foresters’ Arms.
This was another comparatively mild day of rather more sunshine than showers, making for constantly changing light. Our accommodating daughter complied with my various requests for photography stops.
Roger Penny Way runs from Cadnam roundabout to Godshill and beyond. The first stop was to record arboreal reflections in recently formed forest pools.
At Godshill, ponies were reduced to grazing around the edges of more pools that now covered their grass patch.
Soon after Godshill we turned left and drove up to Abbots Well where we disembarked and wandered around for a while.
Other walkers soaked up the landscape.
Ian can be seen emerging from the bushes here,
where bright yellow fungus was to be found.
We lunched in The Foresters’ Arms, where the already excellent food has gone up several notches in quality since our last visit more than a year ago. My burger stack with quite the best onion rings I have ever tasted, superb chunky chips, coleslaw and salad was plentiful enough to suffice for the day’s sustenance. I drank Wadsworth’s 6X. Ian had the same opinion about the same choice of meal, and drank Kronenberg. Jackie also enjoyed her scampi and chips (small appetite size), and Becky her roast beef (kid’s portion). The two ladies shared coffee and coke.
On our return, on the way down to the ford from the pub, we passed a field containing horses that are not wild. That they were not wearing rugs is a reflection on the mild weather.
On a corner of the road stands a typically thatched house.
This time, when we passed Godshill the ponies were feeding in full sunshine.