Travel Blogs from Bournemouth
All packed and ready to go, we headed down to the train station. We caught the 9:45 from Wool to Poole, where we then picked up the coach to London Heathrow. I dropped Lucy off at the station entrance and left her looking like a bag lady for fifteen minutes while I dumped the car back at home then had a brisk walk back to the station. Our 3396 mile trip to the Big Apple has begun... South West trains did us proud ...
What a joy to have almost 10 days off from travelling and staying in Bournemouth in my brothers house with no particular itinerary! Walking is the theme for this week and Fitbit has clocked up an average of 15000 steps per day!
For the first few days Chris & Jane are with us and we visit the historic Portsmouth dockyards...a great visit to see ...
... happy all round (lots of tears). The mother lived near Kat in Poole but the daughter France and father Perth, Australia! All seemed such nice people. The mother seemed to have suffered over it quite a lot but the girl had wonderful adoptive parents and had been very happy. She was the great neice of Wilfred Owen the WWI poet who died a week before armistice and it showed her and her children visiting his grave.
Left house 2pm after slow morning.
Drove to Bournemouth
Bear Factory for clothes
Gardens - Vintage brass band - Aida dancing, bubbles
Pier - Helter Skelter
Glass wine at restaurant
Collet online shop from Asda
Home to see Yusuf
... Hardy and Aida go on two including ferris wheel with me.
We sit on the beach and the children play at the water edge for hours, Hardy loves throwing pebbles and stones into the water.
Yusuf joins us after work and we catch the bus back to Jenni's. The children have baths and dinner then we drive back to Bournemouth.