High Wind Stops Play

High Tide at Fishery Creek

High Tide at Fishery Creek

We have been staying at Fishery Creek on Hayling Island, a good site next to a muddy and bird infested creek…very pleasant.

Fishery Creek Locals

Fishery Creek Locals

Egret

Egret

We had some good walks and cycle rides and made friends with Maurice and Alison, from Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean.
I had been planning the first saltwater expedition in my latest toy, an inflatable kayak, but winds of 45-50 mph blew that idea out of the water. Or would have done had I ventured out.
We are heading to Germany at the weekend and planning to explore the Rhine and the Moselle; there will be plenty of other opportunities to fall in.

Haying Billy Trail

Haying Billy Trail

Hayling Billy Trail

Hayling Billy Trail

Hayling Billy Trail

Hayling Billy Trail

Hayling Billy Trail

Hayling Billy Trail

On Thursday we took the bikes, with Colin and Penny in tow, along the Hayling Billy Trail. This is a great walk/cycle track along the course of a long deceased railway line. It extends most of the length of the western shore of Hayling Island.

Flypast

Flypast

After the ride we were treated to a Spitfire display; loops, stall turns and other clever stuff. Perhaps the pilot was practising for a VE day celebration for today.

Woods at Densole

Woods at Densole

Cowslips

Cowslips

Densole Woods

Densole Woods

Today we drove to Black Horse caravan Club site at Densole near Folkestone, ready to catch the 7.30 am Calais express tomorrow morning.
High winds are forecast for the crossing but hopefully it will be reasonably calm in the tunnel.

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Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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Posted in - United Kingdom, Folkestone, Hampshire, Hayling Island, Kent, May/June 2015
6 comments on “High Wind Stops Play
  1. Jim Palmer says:

    We badly need more information – who is this Billy ??

    • He was a puffing Billy.
      Light weight Terrier tank engines, known affectionately as “The Hayling Billies” by locals, were used to push and pull coaches up and down the 5 mile single track line.
      Apparently.
      So no connection with Billie Piper, Billy Bunter or even Billy Crystal.

  2. wchburton says:

    1.Spitfire – Possible air power to liberate Scotland.

    2. a new daytrip in Argyll Start near King’s House Hotel Glencoe Cycle from road down Glen Etive. It’s about 13 miles, guaranteed down hill (beside river) and highly scenic. Chris and Kate have done this bit. I put bikes on cycle rack – you canoe to Bonawe – Taynuilt is better, other side of Loch Etive, and VG meals Recover you, bikes, canoe, to base.

    No uphill bits at all.

    Walter

    PS with you awayin Germany, you’ll miss Alasdair and Carol and Cameron (4th niece) Carol’s brother Bob is across last fortnight in June (going to Beatrix Potter visit – not Wordsworth (heathen)) Carol goes home about Jul 8th

  3. Kate says:

    Please will they send the Spitfire to liberate Wales next? SOS and Help!!! Xxx

  4. Barbara says:

    Beautiful photos, will watch with interest xx

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