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Quote:- 'Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.'
(Ratty, in Kenneth Grahame's book The Wind in the Willows)
Friday 16th March 2018
Lymington Marina, Hampshire
(OS Grid Ref. SZ328955 Nearest Post Code SO41 3AT)
Lymington is an attractive Georgian market town in the south of the New Forest, Hampshire. A series of cobbled streets lead down to the pretty main quay area. Lymington has been an important settlement since the Iron Age and is now an internationally famous yachting centre with three marinas. In recent years it has been home to world-famous regattas such as the Royal Lymington Cup, Etchells Worlds, Macnamara's Bowl, and Source Regatta. The town faces Yarmouth, on the Isle of Wight, to which there is a car ferry service operated by Wightlink. The journey takes 35 minutes, and caters for both foot passengers and cars. It's possible to take boat trips around the Solent from Lymington, in addition to private sailing, motor-boating and fishing trips.
The embedded map uses Ordnance Survey data Crown copyright and database right 2018.
This linked map is a Google Map close up view with the option to view in Google Street View (depending on your device).
Many thanks to Stephanie from Ohio for the suggestion
9th March 2018
Loch Lochy, Lochaber, Highland
Loch Lochy in the Scottish Highlands is 9 miles long and is the third-deepest loch of Scotland with a mean depth of 230 ft (70 m). The loch forms part of the Caledonian Canal and is located 10 miles southwest of Loch Ness, along the Great Glen. The 60 mile long Caledonian Canal connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast at Corpach near Fort William. Only one third of the entire length is man-made, the rest being formed by Loch Dochfour, Loch Ness, Loch Oich, and Loch Lochy. Folklore tales tell of a supernatural being on Loch Lochy called the the River Horse which was said to emerge from the lake and assume a horse's shape before feeding on the loch's banks.