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