Thomas Hardy is one of England's best known novelists and poets.
He lived for most of his life in Dorset and his early years were spent in a cottage in the village of Higher Bockhampton
Our walk took us around the lovely Dorset countryside on a sunny August day. We only got lost twice!
We managed to avoid being transported to Australia, by not damaging a bridge
And saw a delightful pair of swans on the River Frome
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