Yesterday I mentioned that Jackie and I had taken a forest drive which I would feature today.
This is that drive.
On Cadnam Lane we were subject to the scrutiny of donkeys on Country Watch. Like police officers on surveillance one was fixed on the suspects while the other was taking a rest.
Further along we encountered the first of what would be a number of donkey foals we would meet on our drive.
Ponies foraged along both sides of the verges at Furzey.
Cattle and ponies shared the pasturage of Penn Common;
I walked along the road towards Bramshaw to investigate a distant group of ponies and flock of sheep.
A slow moving tractor with its lights flashing came into view before I reached my targets.
Outside Bramshaw we noticed what Jackie termed
a city of fungi perched in tiers on the sides of the cliffside roots of
a recently fallen tree still bearing
penknife graffiti which will merge into the soil sooner than if its carved bark had remained on a living tree.
This afternoon Becky drove Flo and Ellie to her home at Southbourne, where they will spend a day or two.
Jackie and I then dined at The Red Lion in Pilley. My choice was a rib eye steak, and Jackie’s a Cajun chicken burger. Each with all the trimmings was excellent. Drinks were Diet Pepsi and Ringwood’s Best respectively.