We ended our time in Newquay with a few cloudy, chilly days. It gave us the perfect opportunity to get a bit of work done and some travel booked. We’ve got some exciting stuff coming up – stay tuned!
Mid-week it was time to move on with a short visit to a house sit we’ve booked for September. It looks like we’ll be spending a couple of weeks in a lovely house by the beach with some cute cats!
By late night we finally arrived in Southampton train station to spend a few days with one of my best friends from high school!
They live just outside of Southampton in the New Forest so it’s the perfect place to go for a walk and find a few of the famous New Forest ponies and donkeys. We parked in Beaulieu and walked to Buckler’s Hard where there is a lovely pub overlooking the river.
We also visited Lepe Beach for some evening soccer and rock-skipping.
Hythe is a lovely village with a historic pier. Our timing was perfect for the ‘Rock the Pier’ festival. With live music, homemade cakes and some prizes to be won, it made for a fun afternoon.
Vanessa’s boyfriend, Mark, is manager at a local restaurant/bar in Southampton called The Dancing Man Brewery. It’s in a large historic building and has its own microbrewery. He gave us a tour and then we got to taste a number of their beers. It’s definitely a funs spot to spend an evening.
All in all, we had a great relaxing visit with even better friends. Now we’re packing up to spend a long day on a coach to Yorkshire!