Friday, 20 February 2015

Near Sea and Sky...

We've just got back from five lovely days on the South Coast.  We don't get to see much sea in Worcester - so I tend to get a bit 'over-excited' when I get chance to take any vaguely nautical photos.  Here are a few of my favourites...

Dramatic Skies over the Mouth of the Solent (Sunday afternoon)
 
 
Blue Skies over KeyHaven (Wednesday morning)
 
 
Blue and White Beach Huts near Milford on Sea (Tuesday morning)
 
 
Boats moored between the Mud flats (Wednesday morning)
 
 
Our budget hotel (South Lawn Hotel, Milford on Sea) was a real 'find'.  All this lovely scenery was just a short walk down a quiet lane and the walking was superb!  (We actually walked 12 miles on Tuesday and 14 miles on Wednesday.)  People have given it bad reviews on Trip Advisor because the décor is really out of date and the bathrooms need some serious modernisation.  It certainly isn't a Boutique Hotel - but it prices itself accordingly.  We paid £90 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast for the two of us.  The meals were nicely cooked and the breakfasts were enormous.  All the staff were really friendly too.  On balance, we felt that it was good value for money. 
 
My parents were so impressed by our reports that they've booked themselves in for three nights at the beginning of March.  There are masses of flat walks on broad paths through the KeyHaven Nature Reserve that will suit Mum (who has Huntington's Disease).  Milford also has a great sense of community and some great little shops.  I hope that the weather is kind to them and that they enjoy it!
  
Today Mark has driven all the way from Cheltenham to Thetford and back to help a friend collect a racing car.  All this time behind the wheel won't have done his back any good.  I think I'm going to be chief cook this evening!
Jx

12 comments:

  1. ... and bottle washer. This looks gorgeous. I love the beach huts-we don't have them in our part of the world.

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  2. I am so glad you had sunshine, Jan, and hope you feel strengthened ready for the next half term - thank goodness it's a short one. x

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  3. Love the beach huts. I live near the sea and love it. The hotel sounds lovely. Its great to have someone else cater for you. So glad you had a lovely break. It will give you the energy to return to school next week.

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  4. I'm glad to hear you've had a good break. Looks like there was some good weather for you too!

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  5. I tend to prefer to stay in economic motels/hotels. Luxury is not one of my things, LOL.

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  6. Sounds like you had a well deserved break and so nice you had such great time. The hotel sounds a good find let's hope your parents have a bit of luck weather wise. I love your phot's i think the first one is my favourite I like a bit of the dramatic.

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  7. How lovely. We stayed near there a few years ago and I loved Milford on Sea and Keyhaven. I remember some gorgeous sunsets along the costal walk at Milford. Glad you had a great time and that the hotel was good too:)

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  8. What a wonderful week you've had and your photos are gorgeous. Off to check out the hotel now! Suzy x

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  9. Time spent near the sea is never wasted. It looks lovely.

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  10. It sounds like you've had a wonderful break, just what the doctor ordered for your week off. It looks such a beautiful place, I hope your mum and dad are as lucky with the weather.

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  11. That sounds as good as our little break last week, though ours are budget holidays in our van where it is definitely self catering. Hope your Mum and Dad enjoy as much as you did. Take care.

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