|Hurst Spit Lighthouse|
Now that I had returned from the spit and castle the rest of the walk wound around the sea wall that protected the Keyhaven Marshes from incursion by seawater in the Solent. It was a path that was very frustrating as it never seemed to get any further forward! Luckily the views across to the Isle of Wight and back to Hurst Castle and Lighthouse helped somewhat and on the landward side many of the marshes and flooded areas were teeming with a massive array of birdlife with various gulls, wading birds, ducks and swans all sharing the same space. It was easy to see why this is well known for being a birdwatchers paradise.