Today we went out to one of my most favourite photo backdrops. A 13th century Abbey, later converted into a Tudor Mansion and now ruined but cherished. It has nothing there - no car park, no toilets, no cafe, no ticket office, no guide books.
But frankly, why would you need any of that?
During King Henry V's reign, it was a peaceful monastery, but by the time of King Henry VIII, monasteries were being quashed. As a reward for helping in this, the Earl of Southampton was given the place to turn into his grand home. Nice huh? Makes for a stunning background anyway! This is one of many....
I could sit here all day, but that was not to be....
After here, we went to the sea front at Lee on Solent, to see the boats and walk along the pebbles.
Across the water you can see the Isle of Wight, and the boats taking part in Cowes week. It was rather windy tho... makes for fun hair photos!!
I am sad to say yesterday, day seven of the trip, I have no photos!!!!!! The girls were out without me and promised to take iPhone pics. Yeah, that so didn't happen. One more adventure tomorrow, some packing and a meal out.... before an early start to the airport on Wednesday. I cant believe tomorrow is our guest's last day... that went so fast! Such a lot more we wanted to do, and see and experience... ah well, she'll just have to come on back, wont she? :)