Been neglecting this blog for a while, so today's the day I put that to rights.
Here's some shots I took on a recent walk around Throop and Hurn alongside the River Stour which lie just to the north of Bournemouth in Dorset.
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Keeping an eye out for brunch....
..... before trying his luck elsewhere
.... until we reach the 'Pig Shoot', a small flooded area across the path fed by a small stream and relieved by a footbridge. Stories vary on the purpose of this but clearly those with 2 feet used the bridge and the 4 footers got a good wash and drink.
We've now reached 'Hurn Court', once the country residence of the Lords Malmesbury and more recently a private boarding school for boys until converted into flats and houses about 20 years ago.
I must take the trouble to find out whether I am right about the bunker.
Someone whose father used to work at the school has kindly let me know (see comments at the end of this blog) that this was in fact an ice house, something I had considered and dismissed for several reasons. Nice to be wrong occasionally!
The water here once shot out horizontally for about 50 feet across the mill pond.
Now just down to a trickle