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“I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air.”
― Bram Stoker

My Valentines Card said, ‘Let’s go on a beach date!’ so we did…. Maisy was up for getting sandy toes so we took her as well and she seemed to love every minute. The weather performed (for once!) and so we grabbed our cameras and headed to Lepe, a beach on the edge of the New Forest which is directly opposite the Isle of Wight and almost within touching distance! But guess what… I can’t share any photos since I’ve used up all my WordPress space and their ‘plans’ have changed and are ridiculously priced.. £85 for a year of blogging?  I think not!

However all is not lost, and after some Facebook uploading and copying of links, it appears that I’ve found a temporary solution. If you can’t see the photos below though, let me know!

Lepe is a place of sea, sand, sunsets and beautiful scenery. It’s ever-changing. I love that the beach washes up something new everyday, and definitely every time that we get there. There are different shells to be collected, different rocks to traverse and nearly always a new flooded path or roadway. The winding roads through the New Forest to get too and from the beach are just as beautiful and ever-changing. One day there may be six donkeys in your path, the next, six ponies. Today, three cyclists! Everything is blown away with even a few minutes by the sea and the world is put to rights if only for an hour or two. Sometimes that’s all you need to prepare you for the week ahead.














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“May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes…”

I can’t go long without longing for a visit to the sea, however brief it might turn out to be. So today we decided that because the weather was nice it would be perfect to amble down to the coast and take Maisy with us along the way.

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We’re lucky that the coast is only an hour away at the most, and the trip down is through some beautiful scenery. We couldn’t resist stopping off at Picket Post in the New Forest and taking in the views…

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We then hit Sandbanks, full of the most beautiful sea-view houses that I’ve ever seen. The stuff dreams are made of! I would absolutely love to wake up to the waves every morning.

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The beaches were beautiful and not too busy for the weather and time of year, and Maisy absolutely adored her first look at the sea. She was fearless – until her ball got covered in sand and then she refused to pick it up and instead stood on it so other dogs wouldn’t steal it. We’ve got a smart one ladies and gentlemen!

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Maisy thought was exhausted, not least because she found herself battling for the tennis ball each time we threw it. The amount of dogs venturing on the beach was incredible! She curled up on the back seat of the car and slept the whole way home with sand on her nose..

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