I go back to Highcliffe

Thursday 3rd July 2014

How nice to wake up in my own bed! But it’s shortlived. After a morning spent cleaning the house for Chris I had to head back to Highcliffe to get Dad’s dinner. We didn’t get out in the afternoon, but after tea I suggested going down to Mudeford Quay. It was a lovely evening, as you can see from this photo, which shows Dad starting to stride out.

Dad wanders on Mudeford Quay

I think that photo shows how much he’s improved in the past couple of weeks.

On the Quay the lobster pots were looking nice in the evening sun.

Lobster Pots on Mudeford Quay

And people were heading back into the harbour after an early evening on the water. Here a jet ski…

Jet-ski coming up the Race at Mudeford

… and here a motor boat.

Heading into the Harbour

I don’t know if you can see the water in that shot. The tide is going out, so the Race is running full-tilt out of the harbour. It’s a really strong rip current that runs when the tide is turns. You can see it here in the contrast between the turbulant waters of the Race and the calm along by Hengistbury Head.

Hengistbury Head from Mudeford Quay

After we’d walked around the Quay we sat in the sun and had a drink at the pub there. Then, as the sun went down, Dad headed back to the car while I walked around the Quay one last time.

Mudeford Quay

And one last shot – taken by the sailing club.

The sun is setting

It was a very pleasant evening.

A year ago today

We went for a walk on Upton Heath, where I took this photo of a Bog Asphodel.

The bog asphodel is out on Upton Heath

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