The Parish Church of St George the Martyr, Waterlooville
One Sunday morning in Mid May
By coach, to Poole, we made our way.
We missed one ferry we were late
Because of traffic, had to wait,
The next one due at half past one
(At lunchtime ferries did not run).
Three quarters of an hour to wait,
Some search for coffee to partake,
Some finding a convenient seat
Decided would their picnic eat.
Then boarded all in single file
The ferry boat to Brownsea Isle.
Once there all went their separate way,
Some in the restaurant to stay
For cup of coffee or a snack,
(Those who a picnic did not pack!)
We walked a while then stopped to see
Red squirrels playing in a tree,
A privilege to watch them there
These lovely creatures now quite rare.
We saw a peacock and peahen,
Bought postcards in the shop, and then
Returning by another way
Admired the views across the bay.
A service in the Church, but this
I must confess I gave a miss.
Back at the jetty to arrive
To catch our ferry due at five.
Then safely home, without delay.
We’d had a really lovely day.