Ambience is the Daily Post Photo Challenge for the current week.
Many of the places we visited on our trip to United Kingdom in December had oodles of it. However, it is difficult to beat venerable churches when it comes to sheer atmosphere, and Romsey Abbey is certainly no exception. And for a totally different ambience, a view out across to where one takes the ferry as an Isle of Purbeck shortcut. Actually, there was a bit of hilarity attached to that. We instructed ‘James’, our trusty Garmin voice, to direct us to Corfe Castle. After we had followed all the ‘enter roundabout and take third exit’ etc directions, he said in a smug voice, ‘Take ferry.’
There were universal gasps. ‘We don’t want to go to Isle of Wight or France,’ we protested, and stopped to investigate. We were advised by the ferry office that a hop across a short strip of water led to the scenic route to our destination, and he suggested we join the queue of cars. This went back a considerable distance, but it turned out that the ferry took over forty vehicles at a time, so the wait was not too long and the views were worth it.