From the blog of author Diana Jackson..

Diana Jackson's Muse, Views and Reviews

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Walking or driving in a north westerly direction along Southampton Water you pass another landmark, Netley Abbey, where you can take an atmospheric stroll amongst its ruins. Originally a monastery, it inspired both artists and poets through the 18th and 19th centuries, including John Constable, and still does today. In fact it has long been a popular tourist attraction, visited by one of my heroines Jane Austen no less, and people used to come down for day trips from London on the train in the Victorian era!

Once you have enjoyed exploring Netley Abbey I would like to take you through a woodland area and along to Weston Shore, a long pebbly beach enjoyed by walkers, wind surfers, fishermen and bird watchers just on the outskirts of Southampton. I must admit that my love of this little corner of England is mixed up with my childhood memories, but it…

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