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vanessa
vanessa

Current location, dragonflies spotted, photography taking place.

sumudu
sumudu

@vanessa beautyful indeed

vanessa
vanessa

@sumudu Thanks. Already too hot for me!

Eyebee
Eyebee

@vanessa I like this shot!

vanessa
vanessa

@Eyebee Thank you. Local country park in East Dorset. A favourite place of mine.

Eyebee
Eyebee

@vanessa I like Dorset. My parents live in Bournemouth.

vanessa
vanessa

@Eyebee Ha! Just down the road from me. I'm in Verwood, kind of between Bournemouth & Salisbury. Moved here from London 6 years ago and not a single regret. Well, I wish Dorset waa nearer to Yorkshire, but that's all.

Eyebee
Eyebee

@vanessa I don't know Verwood well, but I know where it is.it used to have a railway line to London.

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vanessa
vanessa

@Eyebee That was a long time ago! There's a significant lack of public transport round here. Even Ringwood doesn't have a station, but at least it has National Express. I just love the scenery, the friendly people and, for me, the amount of music-making that goes on round here.

Eyebee
Eyebee

@vanessa My parents used to live in Ferndown. They moved there in 1993. My mother has complained about the slow but sure cuts in bus service in the area ever since!

Eyebee
Eyebee

@vanessa One of my brothers lives in Ringwood. I have taken National Express there a few times. It runs from Heathrow Airport which is a few minutes bus ride from where I live.

vanessa
vanessa

@Eyebee Yes, it's a handy service. Many a time I've been along that route, though from Victoria. It's not a bad journey, most of the time. I'll be getting the coach up to London at the end of August - attending a wedding, an Indian one, which will be fab.

Eyebee
Eyebee

@vanessa It annoys me though that all of the coach services cost substantially more from Heathrow than Victoria though. Even those journeys, such as to Ringwood, Oxford or Bath that are shorter than from Central London!

vanessa
vanessa

@Eyebee Yes, they do, don't they. I noticed that. There is usually a cheap ticket to/from Victoria, but no reductions at all from Heathrow. And it's sometimes quicker to get off at Heathrow & get the tube than trek into London by road.

Eyebee
Eyebee

@vanessa Victoria Coach Station is such a pig to get to. A pain of a walk with suitcases from the Underground. I always feel is quite a seedy place too; much like Greyhound bus stations in the US.