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Published: October 9th 2017
Jean and I were up early to get packed for our 8:30am departure with Christine. We drove for a few hours until we got to the New Forest, a national park where wild horses roam around. We saw several standing in the middle of the road holding up traffic and standing on the front nature strips of people living in the villages around the New Forest.
Our first stop was Buckler’s Hard, a historic maritime village west of Southampton. Hard was used to identify a hard surface on the shore, perfect for pulling boats up on. This was where several of Admiral Nelson’s ships were built and repaired at the end of the 1700s/early 1800s. We also went on a 40 minute cruise around the Beaulieu River estuary, which is privately owned and a breeding ground for a lot of wild birds and other wildlife.
After lunch at the historic pub there, we drove on to the town of Burley, which has a lot of new age shops selling an assortment of local products.
Our destination for the night was The Crown Manor House Hotel New Forest. We dropped our bags in our room and then Jo and
I headed down to the old fashioned lounge for a couple of cocktails (it was Happy Hour after all). Christine and Jean joined us halfway and then we transferred into the dining room for our dinner.
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