I don't know much about the New Forest except what I imagined it to be like. In my mind I thought it would look like this.
Aaah Eric Winter knows it, but it wasn't like this picture, it was better than this picture but I didn't see a giant hare. Dan and I were originally on our way to Calshot Castle but then realised it had closed for winter. Nevermind, we followed the directions and got lost but this was ok as we drove into a world of gorses, horses, pine cones and people going about their dog walking business as if this place was completely normal.
Still perplexed we carried on our journey and got lost again and ended up at beach with a hill and a shop and a view to the Isle of Wight and it was lovely. Lovely Lepe it was called. Not actually its real name but it was lovely and it is called Lepe. Nanas and granddads sat in cars with flasks and ate Garibaldi biscuits and cheese sandwiches. I wanted a cheese sandwich and a Garibaldi biscuit but we needed to press on before sun down.
After making calculations on how we could ever afford to live in all of the places we had so far seen, I mean that green thing on the hill would do, we drove on to find Calshot as we had come this far we might as well. Excitement at seeing Grouse frightened both myself and them and shouting to them 'ARE YOU A PARTRIDGE?' means I am not cut out for such country living if I couldn't identify the fauna. Further reading and they are Grouse.
Full on horse.
Just when we thought our day couldn't get any better the beautiful sight of Fawley Power Station filled our eyes. I looked up more things about it and I was astounded to find out that the control building was used in the film Rollerball. Jonathan Jonathan!! It has closed down now so it will probably be all gone the next time I get there. Such precious times.