|Service 33 at Christchurch|
I could see a bus stop across a dual-carriageway accessible only via a subway that looked as if it
|Service X1 at its market day stop in Christchurch|
The X1 was not exactly direct, but did follow the coast with views from the top deck of the Isle of Wight as we passed through Barton-on-Sea and again from Milford-on-Sea before depositing me outside Lymington's now closed bus station just along the High Street from my hotel. I had read reviews of the hotel before booking and was amused by how many people had commented on the awkwardness and cost of the car parking arrangements, common nowadays with town centre hotels, and so I was ready for the receptionist's question as to whether I had come by car - and the relief on his face when I said I had not.
Day 18 Weymouth to Bournemouth Day 20 Lymington to Portsmouth