Back to Rockbourne in the New Forest, when I thought for a few minutes that we were in France. Maybe it was just Louise wearing her Breton top?
Rockbourne is definitely in the UK and totally worth a visit. Sop many cute villages. We had the best walk and had a pub lunch (in the garden, well spaced tables etc). I will write a post about it soon.. Once I edit a few (lot) more pictures.
Has anyone gone to Rockbourne? I think we will back to the New Forest a lot more from now on.
Back in my happy place! ❤️ although it’s been challenging getting back into my old routine, I’m so glad I’m able to go back!
Current status: lower body feeling strong and good, upper body feeling weak AF! Gone are the days when I could add weights to my push ups..! 🙄 ah well, onwards and upwards! 💪🏼
☝️ A Must-See in Valencia!
The entrance is for free and definitely worth a visit!
🍊 They have a beautiful courtyard with orange trees (not to eat!) and the pillars in the building are just magical..
📍It is close to Mercat Central so when passing by do not hesitate to enter..
With a little research I found another epic backcountry road adventure nearby, Duffers Saddle; the highest section of public road in New Zealand at 1300m elevation.
This route took the Nevis Road from the Cromwell end up to the saddle and back. Although doable with 2WD vehicles, it is still a fair challenge. Fortunately the road here was dry and in better condition than the others I had previously tackled. Steepness seemed to be the main challenge, with only a few small muddy ruts on the flat sections on the top. However, in the wet I seriously doubt 2WD would be enough.
Reaching the saddle fantastic rock formations were scattered about the landscape, leading ones eye off toward the expansive views out over the lower lands.
After finding an inviting spot between several pinnacles to park up I explored the area on foot for a time before retreating to the shelter of the van for lunch. Perhaps I had gone soft after spending a few days at lower elevations, but the mountian wind here seemed to have a particularly hardy bite to it.
Have you seen the famous bra fence on Cardrona Valley Road? 👙
Yep, you read that right! Apparently, it all started back in 1999 with the appearance of four bras overnight. Since then it's developed into a quirky tourist stop-off and, more importantly, raised thousands of dollars for the Breast Cancer Foundation since being re-branded to Bradrona in 2015.
Located right by the @cardronadistillery, you can even make your donation when popping in for a morning whisky tasting (or so we've heard... 🙊😍🥃)
Lost this one to a cute little town 8 hours away and can totally see why! Thanks for being the best tour guide and for the sweetest reunion ☺️☺️. Til next time! It’s a good thing the drive is a pretty one 😛
I love adventures! Whether it’s going for a bike ride to a new place or camping in a new spot or even moving to live across the country and spending nearly nearly five months in a mountain town, I’m all for it. And wherever I go, my @hydroflask comes with me. Sustainability and health are both pretty important things for me. And this 32 oz. Hydroflask not only supports the environment but also my health in eliminating any kind of toxins and BPA’s that I would normally get from plastic water bottles. And on top of all that, it also helps me to drink more water and stay hydrated. The hydro flask is one of my go-to essentials. And you could get yours today through the link in my bio and receive free shipping when you spend $30 or more.
This Duck was either real lonely, or found the perfect vacation lake, because he had the whole place to himself!
It is always neat to see wildlife in such high altitude places! Check out that mountain and glacier water!!!
autumn is here?! 🍂🌾🍂
this was my last day off from work for a while 😭 #bringback4dayworkweeks
[edit: I’m reading some of the comments & we’re actually heading into spring next month but these leaves and my feed in general do be making the seasons all jumbled up 🤭😂]
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Learning is just as important as unlearning what we have been conditioned