Monday 27 May 2019
Diving For Dinner !
Regular readers of this blog will know that Eddie and I like visiting Mudeford, it's a sleepy fishing village in Dorset with great charm and history. Its old fishermen's cottages and historic Haven House Inn were linked with smuggling enterprises in past times. Situated on the River Mude, it is the centre of the local fishing industry with lobster pots piled up along the quay. A ferry runs from the Quay to neighbouring Christchurch and to Mudeford Sandbank, a spit of land adjoining Hengistbury Head. Mudeford Quay is an authentic working dock at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour which is known as "The Run". It is a calm area of water for enjoying sailing and windsurfing.
Taking advantage of some nice weather we recently spent a very pleasant few hours there. We always find plenty to see, and on this occasion were treated to seeing these gulls 'diving for dinner' … please click on each picture for an enhanced image.
The quay is a popular fishing spot, with a fresh fish-stall. If there should be any fish pieces left over the stall holder will often throw them into the water to be enjoyed by the local bird life …
This is the ferry that you can catch over to Mudeford Sandbank from where you can enjoy a scenic walk or ride on the land-train … sorry doggie, you and your owners just missed this one, but another one is due in about fifteen minutes …
Yes, it was a nice relaxed few hours and of course we came home to a very nice dinner … Fish pie with a celeriac crust … well it had to be fish didn't it! See the recipe details here
You may also like to see this related post, Mudeford Mood, see it here
All the best Jan