26 February 2012

A sunny February in Burley

The third of my New Forest Photo Experience Days in Burley, and it was third time lucky for the weather.  Just a week after beating a hasty retreat from the cold, wind & rain we were treated to a glorious day of winter sunshine.

With a full house of 11 attendees meeting over tea & coffee at the lovely Burley Manor Hotel, we headed on out into the hotel grounds.  Thank you to the Burley Manor Riding Stables for putting up with us for a few minutes as we invaded their stables.

After walking up through the village and into the New Forest proper we ended up at the Moorhill House Hotel for lunch.  The afternoon we walked slowly back across to the cricket ground & church, before confusing the poor waitresses at the The Old Farmhouse Tearooms where we stopped for afternoon tea. 

The weather was beyond perfect for a February, sunny the whole day, barely a cloud in the sky, and so warm we could sit outside in the tearooms garden while we stuffed our faces with scones, jam & cream! 

Add in the fact that I was reunited with a long lost friend who attended and the day really could not have been better!

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