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  Norfolk Odyssey Part Two
  Monday 22nd December 2008

~~~~~ The Solent Way ~ Hill Head to Gilkicker Point ~~~~~
This set of images were shot in late October and early November

The Solent Way is a 60-mile long-distance coastal path from the seaside town of Milford-on-Sea to Emsworth Harbour on the West Sussex border. The walk is divided into eight sections, section six from the harbour at Hill Head follows the long shingle beach to Gilkicker Point before turning inland to finish at Gosport. Above and below the tiny harbour at Hill Head at the mouth of the River Meon.



Gulls trying to catch bread thrown into the air by local children, while three others take a rest.

The nationally renowned Titchfield Haven national nature reserve covers 369 acres of the Lower Meon valley at Hill Head. The reserve is owned and managed by Hampshire County Council's countryside service.


A visiting Cormorant comes into land...


...down safely.


A Black-tailed Godwit on the hunt for worms and molluscs...


...this Grey Heron caught three fish in the twenty minutes or so I spent photographing it.


Yachtsmen in competition...


...the Jubilee Sailing Trust's Lord Nelson entering Southampton Water. With its sister ship the Tenacious the trust operates the only two tall ships in the world to be designed and built with the sole purpose of enabling people of all physical abilities to sail side-by-side on equal terms.


As free as the birds.


The shingle beach at Hill Head looking towards our next destination Lee-on-the-Solent.

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