Fish, Forest & Farm (Poulner Lakes) walk 0n 28th June

It had been a wet day, and was a gloomy evening, slightly chilly for the time of year, so we wondered if anyone else would bother to come out, but there were once again 5 including the leader, Keith.
We live in Ringwood but had never been to Poulner Lakes before, so a fair bit of the route was new to us. Although it had been raining the previous night and most of the day, it was not really muddy underfoot. The vegetation has been
growing with great enthusiasm however, and those not wearing waterproof trousers got pretty
damp from that.
The Avon Valley Path is clearly not walked as much as it should be, as the section we walked

could do with attention from a pair of shears. The
rain kept off, and I certainly wasn't cold once we
were walking.
There was a bit of discussion regarding which lake was which, the map and local names appear
not to quite match. Some of us thought that the one with the boats was Spinnaker Lake but it appears to be Blashford Lake on the map. We all
admired the quintessential cottage garden near the Alice Lisle, but resisted the temptation to stop
for a pint. I think we all wanted to get back to the
cars in case it started to rain again. It was most enjoyable, the conditions being actually rather good for a walk - thank you Keith for persevering!
                                              Angela Edwards


Terry's Doctor
The baby was delivered, the cord clamped and cut, and handed to the paediatrician, who breathed and cried immediately.

Exam of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized
She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life until 1989 when she got a divorce.

The patient was in his usual state of good health
until his airplane ran out of gas and crashed.

Between you and me, we ought to be able to get
this lady pregnant.
The patient lives at home with his mother, father,
and pet turtle, who is presently enrolled in day
care three times a week.

She is numb from her toes down.

When she fainted, her eyes rolled around the

She has no rigors or chills but her husband says
she was very hot in bed last night.

Whilst in Casualty she was examined, X-rated and sent home.


Forest Facts.
The New Forest is an ancient landscape. It is a
natural environment of international importance.
At this time of the year there is no finer sight than the heather that covers the heathland in a purple cloak.
For all its apparent wilderness man has made his mark on it since Neolithic times, clearing the land, building burial mounds, hill forts and pottery kilns. The crown lands of the New Forest contain about 155 Scheduled Ancient Monuments that
are protected by law but many unscheduled ones exist.
One of man's most recent marks is "The Submarine Pen" in the north of the forest. At around 24 metres by 21 metres and built with thick concrete, it was built for target practise in the 1940s. But as it always will, nature has reclaimed it and it now is covered in grasses and heathland plants and resembles the ancient burial mounds from the past.




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