Late this afternoon, while Becky and Flo shopped in Lymington, Jackie and I took a forest drive via Brockenhurst, Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, Linwood, Appleslade and Ringwood.
While Jackie parked the Modus alongside Rhinefield Road, both of us enjoying the gentle birdsong in the otherwise silent woodland, I crunched and crackled over the beech nuts, the browned autumn leaves, and the brittle, lichen covered, twigs scattered across the bone dry forest floor, as I wandered among the trees lit by the lowering sun.
Seated in the Modus Jackie was passed by a quartet of cyclists as she photographed
including “Where’s Derrick” (7)
Further along, as we approached the underpass beneath the A31, a pony and a pair of cyclists were nicely silhouetted.
More ponies and the same four cyclists were seen on the moorland and the road through Linwood.
Cattle and ponies occupied the now hazy landscape at Appleslade, where the poor injured creature bringing up the bovine rear
found the journey very hard going.
This evening we enjoyed Becky’s spicy savoury rice accompanying Lidl’s very meaty spare ribs, with which Jacki drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Zinfandel.