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Norman House- 11th Century-medieval or mediaeval-
any way you spell it--its a long time ago

Embracing Both Coast and Countryside

Once in Christchurch, we first visited the Priory, next we walked in the town center, then off to Mudeford Quay and finally,  its link to the sea.

...managed  to climb aboard a small boat  fishing Dorsett Bridge Pool, on one of the finest chalk streams in Britain, flowing  from  the legendary Hampshire Avon.
The waterway beautifully winds its way through the city and we were lead to some beautiful unexpected  discoveries.  It is reminiscent of  our Cambridge trip this Summer, although no signs of  Edwardian punts that could  provide that unique water persepctive of the traquil sourroundings. 

The annual Office for National Statistics survey says this is the oldest city in England--in terms of over 65 years of age, and also one of the happiest,  in terms of life satisfaction and sense of things.

We  drove through The New Forest on the return,  which is actually ancient woodlands. It is a National Park reserve but it is evident  by the water and timber resources, that the conquering armies and communities  all had a hand in making it what it is today, a great place of expolration.

It remains one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in the south-east of England, covering southwest Hampshire and southeast Wiltshire.

Fish and chips is quintessential English,
Fishing, Fish and Chips-well that's just OMC-Oh My Cod! redundant 

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There is no such thing as bad weather only bad clothes. I got the Wellington boots on to walk through the rain and green muddy fields of Kent. Surrounded by some of the finest countryside in the whole of the South East of England, it is good to be back home.

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Flying low on the Lake Tohopekaliga shoreline today, we sailed past water lilies and reeds, saw blue heron, osprey, ducks and even a juvenile bald eagle.
Sunshine and Lake Water

Managed to see a baby alligator even with the daylight, other boats, and the extreme heat.

Blue Heron 

We call them swamps.Here, they are
known as lakes.


The weeds and reeds

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I still need my space

Lets celebrate Youthful American Bravado, not just the shiny suits and NASA Logo I'm wearing - but the test pilots with leather helmets and goggles, who sat in "Spam in a can" capsules powered by dynamite, and punched holes in the sky at Mach 2.3, going into space with the coolness necessary to return despite a 1 in 4 chance of not,  and doing  it all again. They managed this stress through competency.

No bucks, no Buck Rogers-it takes money to run a space program. 

The whole state of Florida is coastline, an  American paradise known 
as The Red Neck Riviera -The Youniverse. Tranquility base.The ego has landed.
My girl Sarah,  a brain surgeon and a rocket scientist!

Riding the sky.

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This is how I Summed up Previous January New Year's Day

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards

Nevertheless, Next time, I'll live life backwards, start out dead, and get that out of the way, then finish with the fireworks.Why wait for 2020 to have perfect vision

Your everlasting summer/You can see it fading fast/So you grab a piece of something/That you think is gonna last
You wouldn't know a diamond/If you held it in your hand/The things you think are precious I can't understand

Are you reelin' in the years/ Stowin' away the time/ Are you gatherin' up the tears/ Have you had enough of mine

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