A visit to Mudeford Quay

Monday 2nd June 2014

The weather wasn’t great today (it has been overcast and not particularly warm), but the nurse and the physiotherapist both came in the morning giving Dad and I the afternoon free. So to get him out we drove down to Mudeford Quay and parked. It’s only about 5 minutes drive from here but I thought some fresh air and a change of scenery would do him good. Jez was happy to, sniffing around the lobster pots.

Jez investigates the lobster pots

Mudeford is a small fishing harbour, as well a big leisure harbour, and there is lots of fishing equipment laid around on the Quay.

Tools of the trade

Here’s one of the fishing boats that has just returned and is mooring up.

When the boat comes in

A little bit later on a gentleman was buying a couple of dogfish (cat sharks) from the skipper.

Buying supper off the boat

There are one or two old cottages on the Quay.

Cottages

As well as a fairly large lifeboat station…

Lifeboat Station

… which has a bright, new, shiny sign.

Sign on the Lifeboat Station

Dad got out of the car after a little while and walked to the fish stall and back to buy a crab for his sister, and after that Jez and I went for a stroll, which gave her the opportunity for a quick paddle.

Jez has a paddle

We stayed there about an hour (any more and the cost of parking becomes exorbitant) and then went home, where Jez made herself comfortable.

Let sleeping dogs lie

It’s a hard life, being a dog!

A year ago today

We went for a walk around Creekmoor Ponds, where Max found himself a big stick.

Max has found himself a nice big stick

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