The weather at the weekend was very good and has continued so far and in fact Thursday is going to be the hottest day of the week!!
Phi & I left about 8.30 am to drive to Highcliffe Castle which was going to be our first stopping place. We were surprised when we got there to see there was a car show on.
We had a walk round the cars and a hot chocolate before making our way to the beach.
The view across the bay was to the Isle of Wight and the Needles
We walked down the walkway to the beach but decided to go up the steps back to the car park, not too bad for us Old-un's!!
Back in the car we drove to Avon Beach and eat our picnic.
It was quite busy on the beach with the Brits and possibly others making the most of such lovely weather on 1st September!!
There were a couple of Lifeguards keeping an eye out!!
I took the picnic basket back to the car and we walked to Mudeford Quay.
(Mudeford Quay is situated at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour and provides spectacular views out to sea and back to Christchurch town)
We got on a ferry here to Mudeford Sandbanks, where there are lots of beach huts.
We had a walk and an ice cream and Phil walked to Hengistbury Head while I just sat on some big boulders and relaxed watching the waves and sending Harry a "Whatsapp" message by voice to tell him Nanny and Phil were at the seaside!!!
Back on the ferry to the Quay and the car passing lots of families crab fishing and the sea water was so clear some were even trying to just catch them with nets in the water:-
We went onto Christchurch Quay and went to an Art Exhibition at Place Mill
exhibiting the work of Chérie Wheatcroft .
There were also lots of old cars on display on the green here.
I thought I had taken enough photographs of the cars and Phil was taking some so I concentrated on the beautiful swans!!
Back in the car as we didn't fancy the tearoom at the Quay and went to Tuckton Tea Gardens which is more our kind of place.
There was a Putting green and Crazy golf course to amuse the children.
We had a wonderful day, the weather was so good, the roads not too bad although we came home non motorway as there were
hold-ups on the ones we would of used. Not too expensive as we took a picnic, although we did buy drinks and had an ice cream each!!
We saw a variety of things, the old cars, paintings in the art exhibition and the old mill were the exhibition was being shown,
fresh air, exercise and great scenery, what more do you want on a day out???
Come back soon for another day out and also a future trip to the Waterways of Scotland.
Enjoy the rest of the week! J
Mary at the Dear Little Red House has come back from her Summer vacation (holiday) so pop over and see the wonderful mosaics / collages that either blogger from around the world have posted for Mosaic Monday.