It was a rather strange day today.
We went for a walk to Hiltingbury Lakes in the afternoon, and somehow got lost. (It meant we couldn’t find the lakes; or, the lakes simply disappeared!)
Hiltingbury Lakes are one the most prominent features in Chandler’s Ford, and we have been there many times.
Isn’t it surreal (and a bit embarrassing) that we were lost in the very place that we live?
I think the problem was that my husband was ‘trying out a new route’.
We were trying to find a way between our normal long walk (Flexford Wood to Hiltingbury Road) and our short walk (Hursley Road to Merdon Avenue).
Well, my husband tried finding a path to cut through the houses towards Hiltingbury Lake, but later realised that the paths he visualised weren’t actually there. (Or perhaps the paths existed, but we just simply couldn’t find them.)
We then had to zigzag along many pretty houses in Hiltingbury, and back to the Merdon Avenue entrance. (Note: A mobile phone was also utilised to locate where we actually were.)
It was bitterly cold that we seemed to be the only walkers there by the lake.
It took us an hour to find Hiltingbury Lakes today (normally we could get there in half an hour).
I later used my humble Canon S95 to capture the serene scene of the lake. You’ll hear the soothing sounds of running water, strong wind, and also see lovely gulls gliding along the water.
A visit to Hiltingbury Lake 27th February 2016 from Chandler’s Ford Today on Vimeo.
Beautiful Star by the lake
By the lake, I also saw a bench with a bright blue star balloon and a few small bunches of flowers.
On the bench, the plaque carries these words: In Loving Memory of our Beautiful Star Harley Jae, 9th May 2005 – 22nd Feb 2013.
What’s your best route to get to Hiltingbury Lakes? Any interesting route? Please let me know.
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