Brownsea Island from Baiter Park, UK
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Brownsea Island from Baiter Park, UK

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A view of Brownsea Island from Baiter Park in Poole. Brownsea has the only red squirrels in England apparently.

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A: View across Poole Harbour from the Quayside Apartments.

por Sophie Morse, 870 metros de distancia

The Quayside Apartments on Poole quay, it was light was very contrasty that day, after heavy rain. Yo...

View across Poole Harbour from the Quayside Apartments.

B: Poole Docks View, UK

por Al Dunn, a 1.1 km.

A view overlooking Poole Docks on a clear sunny day. Fish and chips may be had, or dine in one of the...

Poole Docks View, UK

C: Poole old town with the Guildhall

por Sophie Morse, a 1.1 km.

Poole, looking up and down Market Street and Church Street towards the Guildhall. The bright sun is s...

Poole old town with the Guildhall

D: Poole Quay

por Sophie Morse, a 1.2 km.

Poole Quay, the sun was low in the sky and there was no clouds in the sky if you look high in the sky...

Poole Quay

E: St James Church Yard

por Sophie Morse, a 1.3 km.

St James's church, in Poole Old Town

St James Church Yard

F: Poole Harbour from Poole Yacht Club

por Sophie Morse, a 1.9 km.

This view is from the breakwater enclosing the yacht haven at Poole Yacht Club it is taken near the h...

Poole Harbour from Poole Yacht Club

G: Poole Harbour

por Sophie Morse, a 2.3 km.

Poole harbour view from evening hill, the sun was low in the sky but the air was quite clear so one c...

Poole Harbour

H: Brownsea Castle, Poole Harbour

por Gary Davies, a 2.7 km.

Brownsea Island is the largest of the eight islands in Poole Harbour. Owned by the National Trust it ...

Brownsea Castle, Poole Harbour

I: Sandbanks Chain Ferry, Poole

por Gary Davies, a 3.5 km.

The narrow entrance to Poole Harbour is linked by a chain ferry operated by the grandly-named Bournem...

Sandbanks Chain Ferry, Poole

J: Sandbanks Beach View

por Al Dunn, a 3.5 km.

A view from Sandbanks beach in Poole. Sandbanks hotel is to the left of the image when facing the sea...

Sandbanks Beach View

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Text by Steve Smith.

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