Asked what one of my favorite trips …It was Bournemouth: staging for WWII.
This picture shows London as we left it. We crossed the 2nd bridge (straight ahead) and it gives an overview of how far you had to drive to leave this marvelous city. Now for the relaxing influence of the rolling hills and the English Channel.
Bournemouth, with its unbroken sweep of sandy beach and overshadowing cliffs, was perfect.
On our way we caught a glimpse of the ruins of Carfe Castle. It was an 11th century fortification and had sweeping views over the Channel. There is a fascinating history about its demise.
When we arrived in Bournemouth, there were many hotels overlooking the beach, but only one really stood out: Hotel Menzies-Carlton.
An elegant facility : originally a private home in 1861. Over time it became a luxury 5 star hotel and revamped the original suites into bedrooms and added a “lift” in 1911. We were assigned…
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