Remembering Hayling Island

Static meaning still, going no where, not moving, not mobile. My first experiences of travel were motoring down the highways and byways way before motorways and service stations from the Midlands to sunny Hayling Island with my grandparents. The journey was a grand event taking nearly four hours due to slow roads and several stop offs along […]

Hayling to Emsworth walk

One of my favourite ‘nearly’ local walks is the Hayling to Emsworth (and back again!) route with or without a borrowed dog. Parking up at the free public car park on Langstone Bridge, Hampshire you can see your two choices of pubs which you can indulge in on your return! the Royal Oak and The Ship Inn. I’ve […]

Hayling Island Hopping!

As a sixties Midland’s child my travel was limited but as we neared the Langstone bridge in Hampshire my Grandad would cheerily say “we are abroad now” as we left ‘mainland Hampshire’ behind. Grandad would point out the obsolete railway bridge and never tire of saying ‘That’s where Hayling Billy used to travel over “. As […]