On Monday it was husband's birthday and he took the day off work (a rare occurrence!) The weather was just stunning and we spent the day in the New Forest. We parked at Beaulieu then walked along the river through woodland
to Buckler's Hard where many naval vessels were built in the 18th and 19th centuries. I think this was once an old jetty.
Apparently certain parts of a tree were used for specific parts of a boat.
There are some stunning houses on the opposite side of the estuary. I wouldn't mind living in this one.
After a lovely pub lunch and a leisurely walk back to the car we then drove to Mudeford, a picturesque fishing village. The New Forest is renowned for its horses and ponies which roam freely throughout the area including on the roads so driving has to be slow.
I'm not sure what this man was collecting in his bucket.
There was a tiny fisherman's cottage for sale with this view - just £350K.