Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Bank Holiday Weekend Day 2: New Forest Cycling

As usual Mark and I hired bikes at Sandy Balls and did our regular twenty mile ride through the New Forest, with plenty of refreshing pub stops along the way.  It's a tough one but someone has to do it.

 Pub No. 1: The Royal Oak at Fritham

Pub No. 2: The High Corner Inn

 Mark with repulsive pork scratchings

Pub No. 3: The Red Shoot

 Pub No. 4: The Alice Lisle

 Some time later, back at the caravan......

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Bank Holiday Weekend Day 1: Portsmouth & Southsea

Mark and I spent the final long weekend of the summer down at the caravan at Sandy Balls, and on Saturday drove down to Gosport so that he could show me where he was born and brought up, and then over to Portsmouth on the ferry to look at the Kite Festival at Southsea.  As per typical British Bank Holiday, the weather promised to be rubbish for most of the weekend, so we were showered on a couple of times, but the strong wind was just what was needed for the kites!

Never seen kites quite like these before!

Admiral Nelson's ship 'Victory'

Sailor Blunders

Me and a rather tall pirate

On the ferry

Seagulls after the last of Mark's chips