Open Top Bus Tour of The New Forest


Saturday 11th August 2018

Well I have to say it was probably not the best day to choose for an open top bus trip. Jane, who is our up-to-the-minute weather forecaster had checked her dozen or more apps and assured us that it would be fine………….


………well it was fine, as long as you were wrapped up nice and dry and warm!


at least we were all smiling….. and Zena has such a lovely smile!


I’m really glad I went to the trouble of bringing my raincoat, as it was ideal for Eleanor (who didn’t have a coat to go with her outfit!)  to put over her head to stop her hair getting wet, and I wasn’t cold at all!


Normally on one of these type trips it is very difficult to get a top deck seat, but on this occasion it was only the foolhardy of us that stayed put!


Sometimes the excitement of a bus trip gets too much for some of us !


There were the odd moments of brightness, but they were very few and far between.  It was great to visit an area that I know very well and see it from on high, although I think I’ll have to try one of the other routes on a dryer day!


Where has everyone gone?

Thats better, these young girls had been visiting the fairy festival at Burley and arrived with their lovely colourful makeup to brighten up our day!


This little elf was also part of the festival, or at least I hope he was, there are some strange folk in the forest!


Zena was the last of my lovely nieces to brave it on the top deck, she lasted an hour before she joined Esme and Eleanor down below in the dry!……….


………….I’m sure it was only the lure of the chocolate that kept her here so long!


Tuesday 14th August 2018

The walking club walks are getting better attended with each new walk. This picture was taken about 10 minutes walk from the David Lloyd in West End, it’s great that in such a short amount of time you can be out in open land, even in such a built up area! If any David Lloyd members are interested in joining me on future walks let me know and I will add you to the mailing list.

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1 Response to Open Top Bus Tour of The New Forest

  1. Tony Payne says:

    The open top bus reminded me of our last day in Manhattan when a tropical storm blew over, and we had to ride back to TImes Square across the river in what I can only describe as a Monsoon! Armed with just a disposable poncho, we got drenched, and every time the bus stopped and started, a 3 inch high wave swept from the back of the bus to the front and then back again. We were laughing hysterically and thankfully saw the funny side of it, doing our version of Singing In The Rain and taking selfies before heading back to the hotel.
    Must look at joining up with the walking club if you have room for one more. My email address is on my comment profile.

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