A mere 75 minutes from our door in Earley, Reading to our door in Barton on Sea, Hampshire seems more like 75 worlds away. We leave the hustle and bustle of the Thames Valley with it's pollution and high density of population; and arrive at the quiet and tranquil New Forest with it's ponies and trees and beaches and fresh air.
Of course we're biased. We love the area so much that we have got a place down there, a bolt hole to which we can escape and let life slow down. But I promise you, no one can help but chillax in a place as wonderful as these photos demonstrate.
Pony and Foal
View towards Bournemouth
View towards Isle of Wight
And tonight, as we get ready for the working week again, it's great to appreciate the New Forest in all it's wonder and beauty just a short drive away.