This afternoon Jackie and I left the others at home and set off for a trip into the forest., which was becoming rather congested. In fact we didn’t venture much beyond Brockenhurst where
donkeys at the ford were arousing interest
or wandering off into the traffic.
cyclists made their way through the Watersplash. Seconds after I photographed this young lady she was showered with spray from an oncoming car.
A small boy played in the gravel beside the ford, oblivious of the family enjoying ice creams behind him and reflected in the stream.
There were plenty of signs on this warm and sunny afternoon that the holiday season has begun. People of all ages, shapes, and sizes, some complete with dogs, enjoyed splashing about in Highland Water, or simply watching others or conversing in the shade.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s superb chicken jalfrezi with savoury rice and parathas. The Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden, Ian Kronenbourg 1664, and Louis water while I drank more of the Pinot Noir.