We packed up Mary the car again and headed out on the M3 to Romsey home of the so-called “King John’s House” (a medieval building with a very tenuous connection to “grandad” King John). Then through Winchester and Poole, before ending up at Higher Bockhamption and the home of the writer Thomas Hardy . It was a beautiful thatched cottage surrounded by a gorgeous traditional “English garden” reached by walking through a wood of purple rhododendrons. Not far from there was the lovely village of Cerne Abbas, known for the ‘anatomically correct’ Cerne Anbbas giant carved into the white chalk of the hillside above. We camped there, even having a swim, as England had a rare beautifully sunny day.

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