13 April 2021

A Splendid Appendage


This lovely gentleman was happy to let me take a photo of him sporting this magnificent moustache.
He has maintained it for over 30 years! We met him and his wife in a café in Lyndhurst whilst on a day out in the New Forest area a couple of years ago. It was a coach trip through some lovely countryside and villages stopping only once for lunch so I didn't take any photos except this one below taken from the coach.

I don't know what it is, it's inland, some kind of lookout tower maybe, or a water tower. 
If you know please tell. I thought it was a nice structure.

∼ Be safe and well ∼ 
Polly x


29 comments:

  1. That moustache is amazing! And that grin on his face is even more so.

    I think that the building shown below is an old light house. Is it on a sea shore? If it is, the chances are that it was decades ago.

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    1. I did wonder if it was a lighthouse but it was inland.

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  2. This made me laugh. How wonderful!
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. He was a lovely cheerful and chatty chap :-)

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  3. I wonder if he goes to bed with rollers in his moustache to keep it looking so perfect? I bet he does!

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  4. I hope such excursions will again be possible soon.

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    1. So do I Marie, my friend and I are going to book some day trips and hope for the best.

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  5. What an extraordinary moustache. I wonder how he manages to eat without getting half his food stuck in his moustache!

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  6. Neat tash!
    Lepe Lighthouse: read about it here:
    http://www.newforestexplorersguide.co.uk/heritage/coast/lepe.html

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    1. ah, thank you John. Interesting history.

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  7. That's a magnificent moustache. I'm glad it isn't on Rick!

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    1. ha, ha, yes Jeanie, I wouldn't want it on my man!

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  8. Those are some kind of curls! And yes, it’s a lovely tower, whatever it is.

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    1. Hi Bijoux, it's a lighthouse. John (above) identified it and provided a link to its history. It was built only 20 years ago to guide yachts and other vessels safely into the mouth of the nearby Beaulieu River.

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  9. I bet that takes some looking after curling tongs maybe???

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  10. Although I am not a fan of these types of mustaches, you have to admire his perseverance and dedication to keeping it tidy! So glad to see you are able to get out and about. We try to do walks on our nature trail every nice day and look forward to the day we will be able to go wherever we want. Have a great week, Polly. - Marilyn D.

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  11. I used to live very near to the New Forest as a child. I have lovely memories of that time.

    Not sure why but when I come to comment here, quite often the comment disappears and I have to retype it!

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    1. Most of the time I understand blogger and know what I'm doing, but comments do confuse me now and again!

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    2. Oh, my goodness! That unique moustache hardly seems real.

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  12. What an interesting moustache! I am sure he is a vinner of moustache race. Happy day.

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  13. That gentleman certainly was proud of his handlebars! Also nice that he posed for a photo opp.

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    1. He was Beatrice. I'm glad he said yes to the photo.

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  14. That's a magnificent moustache ...

    Pleased that John helped to identify the photograph.

    All the best Jan

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