Yesterday I mentioned Dr Beeching and today's walk took in more of his handy work. We started the walk at the End of The Line Cafe, where I went with Jens just recently. This is the old Freshwater Station site and from there we walked more disused railway from Freshwater Station to Yarmouth and back a different way.
Not long after the start you come to the lovely Causeway.
If you cross the Causeway you can go to the lovely Red Lion pub which gets a five baboon rating for food and atmosphere. Baboons cannot comment on the quality of the beer but it has a lovely garden.
We walked on towards Yarmouth along the railway and of course I found a tree to climb.
We didn't go into the town of Yarmouth but I do recommend it if you are here its a lovely town and I highly recommend the Gossips Cafe near the ferry terminal. That also gets five baboons in the rating system for food, atmosphere and views.
We were continuing our walk along the harbour. I met a very interesting sea creature.
He may not look it but he is very friendly and let me sit and look at the Yarmouth lifeboat. Jens would have loved it.
There were some very expensive boats in the harbour, I don't think Mr Abramovich was there but some of his pals might have been.
We continued on along the harbour and then along the sea wall to Victoria Country Park. We stopped for coffee at the cafe there, I think a four baboon rating I didn't eat so I can't give it marks for food but the atmosphere and views are good.
We walked through the park and I met a very strange friend. He let me sit on him but I had to lean over to speak to him.
He wasn't at all vicious.
We stopped for a picnic on a bench overlooking Hurst Castle.
This is one of the many fortifications in the Solent all designed to keep out the French. It is attached to the mainland at a place called Keyhaven and you can walk out to it along a sandspit. It was built by Henry VIII. It seems that generations of people have been keen to keep the French away. I went to France once, I thought they were quite nice but there you go.
Now he is the thing. Today is a birthday so cake was an important aspect of the day. Now my people seem to have strange ideas about cake they talked about a date and walnut slice or a fruit scone. Both very nice but hey is that birthday cake? I don't think so!! I think something with icing or at least butter cream. We compromised with carrot cake. Yes, a lovely cake but a bit too much like one of your five a day for birthday cake in my opinion. Well here it is and it was very nice.
Well it was nice in a sunny garden and they had had pizza and banoffee pie last night so I let them carrot cake stand.
Thank you for reading about our walks this weekend. It was nice to have the sunshine and to get out and about after that horrible weather we had.