Christchurch, Dorset

2001 may have been the year for a Space Odyssey but for me it was a year to actually spend a little time in Christchurch in Dorset. This, of course, is my personal take on a lovely place. It is definitely not a tourist guide.

I’ll start with Place Mill, a water mill which was unique in taking water from one river – the Avon and returned it to a different river – the Stour. For me it is a lovely brick building.


People, of course, can make a scene and here we have the bowlers – all men, it seems.

image004They look a contented bunch of chaps.

Christchurch Harbour is a large expanse of water, open to the sea only via the narrow exit of the Avon at Mudeford. Most of it is very quiet and a haven for water birds – and yachts and other small boats.

Mudeford is the place to go to see swans out on the open sea.

image008Yet another lovely part of the world.





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