Friday, October 05, 2012

 Unexpected Pleasures

Our plans changed today, mostly because we had some unexpected sunshine. All the weather reports we had seen called for rain, so we were thinking of heading to Southampton and going to the movies. When we got up, though, the sun was shining, and it seemed like a shame to waste such a lovely day indoors -- so we drove to Lymington and took the chain ferry to Swanage. There, we caught the train for a trip to Corfe Castle and back. We planned to take the steam train, but it wasn't running today, so we took the diesel train instead. The scenery was lovely, and our conductor was delightful. It seems that his paternal grandfather was a Canadian soldier stationed over here during WWI, so he was curious about things Canadian, and when I was leaving the train, he called out "Good-bye, Cousin!"

station poster (and a bit of the station master)

After our train ride, we picked up our car and drove back to Corfe Castle for a cup of tea before heading back to Lyndhurst. We had to hurry a bit, on the way home, because the sky had begun to fall. By the time we got home, it was well and truly pouring out.

Corfe Castle
The forecast for the weekend seems to be improving, which is a good thing. We're to attend a football match in Dorset tomorrow, and I would like good weather for that. I'm sure the players would be on my side, too.


The Bug said...

Unexpected sun is a great thing - and it was great timing that you made it back just as the rain started. Hope the sun comes back out for the game!

Sandra Leigh said...

The weather reports this morning are promising. I'm taking my umbrella along, though, just in case. :-)

Linda said...

I love the train station. pretty cute!

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