TADS memories

TADS outing: New Forest, September 2005

This year's outing was to the New Forest. Bob Bysouth, our leader for the day, lived in the forest for many years and his enthusiasm and knowledge of the places and sights we visited made for a very enjoyable day.

We were fortunate with the weather - a warm sunny day. After an early start from Allen's Garage the coach drove down to Lyndhurst. There we had a stop to walk around the town and visit some of the sights, in particular the New Forest Museum and Visitor Centre and the fascinating parish church with its William Morris glass and Lord Leighton fresco. Many of us also took the opportunity to slip into a tea room for some mid-morning refreshment.

Back on the coach we continued our drive south to Lymington, passing through some beautiful countryside, including the village of Burley. We reached Lymington in time for lunch. The town was busy with the traditional Saturday market and we had time to do what we wanted: some of us stayed exploring the town and market while others took a boat trip over to the Isle of Wight.

Late afternoon, we returned to the coach for the drive home back through the forest, all the time listening to Bob's local tit-bits of knowledge and gossip. Back in Tadley we all agreed that once again it had been a very successful TADS outing and thanked Bob for all his hard work organising the day.

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