A walk around Lymington
The ferry leaving Lymington for Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
In 1889, whilst on the Yarmouth ferry, Alfred Lord Tennyson composed the famous poem "Crossing The Bar".

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home!

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourn of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

The first marker post as you enter the Lymington River is called Jack in the Basket. In bygone days fishermen's wives, would lovingly row out and leave their husbands food and drink in baskets on the post.
Pictures of Lymington town and countryside
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