Impact On The Horizon

I spent a couple of hours this afternoon reading “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”, and, as yet, like its author, I have not finished it. I will feature it when I do. Later, we drove into the forest where Jackie parked beside Ran’s wood and I rambled with my camera. A febrile squirrel periodically caughtContinue reading “Impact On The Horizon”

The Schneider Trophy

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This afternoon Jackie drove us to Calshot and back in order to watch the sun go down. The tide was up in the Beaulieu River, offering reflections of Beaulieu Palace House and of private houses. Along Rollestone Road the ancient and modern meet in the forms ofContinue reading “The Schneider Trophy”

Defending Southampton Water

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another splendid September summer’s morning, Jackie drove us to Calshot and back. Calshot Beach had just two occupants: the proverbial one man and his dog. A woman was discussing the refurbishment of her beach hut. What had at first seemed a simple carpentry job had developed into aContinue reading “Defending Southampton Water”

A Somewhat Abortive Trip

Soon after dawn the strong sun we were to enjoy in a clear blue sky for the rest of today drew up enough moisture from the soggy forest virtually to obscure it from our dining room windows. Later I walked down to the village shop for stamps, diverting to give Alan, whose work of yesterdayContinue reading “A Somewhat Abortive Trip”