Friday, May 25, 2007
Lyndhurst and Chocolate temptation!
This afternoon Karen and I went into Lyndhurst. We started at the New Forest Museum where a local photographer was having an exhibition of photos, mainly taken during the Autumn drifts. This is when they round up the ponies, mark them and check their health. One or two of the photos were excellent but in general we were a little disappointed as some seem to have been over enlarged and the quality of the photos in the expensive book (which we did not buy) did not seem to be very good. This seemed partly to be the result of poor printing.
Having wandered round the exhibition, we then walked up to the Church of St Michael and all Angels. In the Churchyard we found the grave of Mrs Reginald Hargreaves formerly Alice Liddell, who was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. (see photo) After walking around the church we went back down the hill to the Chocolate shop, after a cup of hot chocolate and some wicked chocolate confectionery we were ready for a drive to Hatchetts Pond and then a quick stop in Beaulieu before coming home. We found plenty of photo opportunities and I will share some more later as the forecast is for some heavy rain at the weekend.