So - we drove to Milford on Sea once more, but this time we walked along the shingle spit to Hurst Castle. The link shows the situation clearly, and relates the history of the place - from Henry VIII via Charles I and the Napoleonic wars to World War II.
Lots of swans and Brent geese.
Dramatic skies over the Island.
Great surface for walking?
William Blake skies
We walked round the castle and back to a sheltered spot in the sun - for coffee, cereal bars and a sketch or two.
Back to the Needles Eye cafe for lunch - outside in the sun and sheltered from the wind.
A rather sad footnote about Hurst Castle - some of it collapsed on February 26th 2021.