We were off for a long weekend to visit our daughter Jess in Poole. We took the train from Warwick, which was Dudley's first experience of trains, had to change at Leamington Spa and again at Winchester. It all went very smoothly and we didn't have to change platforms at all, we got off one train waited 10-15 minutes then on to another. Jess and Lee met us at the station and it was about half a mile or so walk to their house.
|James and Dudley photo bombed my picture of Leamington Spa|
On the Friday we went down to the beach, again another first experience for Dudley, he loved the sand and running on the beach but wasn't too keen on the sea, we had a lovely walk from Alum Chine to Branksome Chine then back again, it was quite windy so lots of kite surfers were out making the most of it.
|Dudley enjoying the beach|
|Looking towards Old Harry Rocks|
|Dudley wasn't so keen on the sea, but had a little paddle|
On Saturday Mum came down to visit and Jess had arranged for us all to have High Tea in her local tea shop, Pastiche Vintage Collection. We had a range of sandwiches, followed by lovely homemade scones and then choice of cake, all served with a continuous supply of tea. Then it was a short stroll back to Jess'. Unfortunately the only photo I took Jess had just sneezed and she has forbid me to use it!
Monday Jess and Lee both headed back to work and we strolled back to the station for our trip back to Warwick, this time via Southampton and Banbury.
Dudley was fantastic on the train and even happier when he could have a seat all to himself.
|Enjoying his train journey back to the boat|
Thanks to Jess and Lee, we had a great time.