This past weekend the sun managed to stay until the weekend, which is a massive plus as I’m normally stuck at my desk at work looking longingly out of the window and wishing that I could be out enjoying the warmth and rays on my skin. So hurray Mr Sun, you did good for once.
We made the most of the day and stayed local, ending up at a place we have visited a few times before and just sums up a quintessential British summers day.
Picnics, pubs and boat rides in the countryside.
Barcombe Mills is nestled beautifully in the Sussex Countryside, and is only ‘up the road’ from Lewes, which I wrote about last week. Tourists flock to the area for long country walks, family bike rides, wild swimming and of course the chance to boat up Ouse Valley.
If you are wanting to try your hand at boating, pop ‘The Anchor Inn‘ into your sat nav. Passing by the local village shops, and winding your way through the narrow country roads you will arrive at the pub, where you can set up for the day, or if you would prefer, cross the river for your pre-bought picnic.
I was really looking forward to a spot of rowing, but in the end I was kind enough to let Si to all of the work, whilst I sat back, relaxed and watched the world go by. He looks after me well – but I had come prepared with a good old M&S spread for our lunch, which although spectacular (as all M&S sandwiches are of course) we really did struggle to keep the boat in one place whilst we ate. So in hind site, we probably should of just waited and enjoyed it on the river bank after we had finished.
See you next Summer!