|Panorama of Beaulieu Abbey|
|Outside our window...golf carts and parking lot.|
The next morning we were greeted with another buffet...smaller than the one at Thistle Marble Arch...but plenty for a good breakfast. I saw no eggs, so got cold cereal. After we began eating we were served the traditional English breakfast. It was way too much food, but I was able to find people at my table to eat the mushroom, sausage, bacon and tomato.
Then...we boarded the coach and had a beautiful drive through the woods and glades of the New Forest (which is really quite old). It was established in 1079 by William the Conqueror as an area set aside for his hunting. The area has such wildlife as deer, badger and foxes. There are also ponies and cattle that have what is called a common right to graze on the pastures. It reminded me of open range in western USA where there are no fences to keep cattle off the road.
|Ponies grazing by common right.|
|Ah...but look what we saw...a Willy's Jeep from Toledo, OH!!!|
|Aston Martin DBS from "Casino Royal"|
|Mustang Mach One from "Diamonds Are Forever"|
|Mercury Cougar from "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"|
|Parahawk from "The World Is Not Enough"|
|Crocodile Submarine from "Octopussy" This one was interesting...but no way would I get inside.|
|Burial at Sea Bed from "You Only Live Twice"|
|Ray standing next to Rolls Royce from "Goldfinger" |
|Abbey church that had once been the Monk's refectory...the church was destroyed in the 16th century.|