Retirement Lunch


Just to upset you folks out there that haven’t retired yet …… tee hee !

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Hopping Hare

It’s beer o’clock …. Since the temperatures are rising here in the UK. 30 degC in my conservatory and that’s with the doors and roof windows open.

Mudeford


Took a midweek trip, down to Mudeford, for lunch with some friends. The weather was brilliant, blue skies and sunshine. Needless to say, for this time of year, it was crisp and the wind was brisk

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Cottages – Mudeford

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Mudeford Quay

Fishing boats still land their catch on Mudeford Quay. Their pots and markers are stacked ready for use.

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Fisherman’s Pots – Mudeford

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Fisherman’s Pots and Markers – Mudeford

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Fisherman’s Pots – Mudeford

After a warming lunch and a very smooth pint, courtesy of the Haven House Inn, we took a stroll around the quay enjoying the low winter sun as it illuminated the Black House and beach huts over towards Hengistbury Head. A couple of swans were enjoying the sunshine too.

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Swans – Mudeford

From the quay there are fine views all around …..

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View From Mudeford Quay

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The Black House – Mudeford

…… and further along the shore towards Avon Beach you can get fine views across to the Isle of  Wight and The Needles.

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Isle of Wight & The Needles – Viewed from Mudeford

After a gentle stroll along the prom it was time for a nice hot chocolate at the cafe on Avon Beach before returning to the car and heading for home.

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To Avon Beach – From Mudeford

A glorious afternoon spent with good food and good company.