I decided to give this one its own space, as it was such an intensely magical adventure. While Mum went to Bath, Sarah and I delved into the New Forest near Brockenhurst, and found a childhood dreamland. The photos kinda speak for themselves…
We spent about 5 hours just wandering wide-eyed through the forest. Then we hopped back on the train down to Lymington, where we found a totally different landscape, but similarly charming! We stopped at a strawberry farm we happened to come across while looking for the path to the beach.
At last, after some local help, we found the walkway to the beach, via this amazing path lined with flowers!
Finally the coast, complete with a view of the Isle of Wight.
That day is a precious jewel I will treasure for ever.