Local care home residents head out onto the water

Residents from Milford House Care Home in Salisbury were plain sailing with a recent outing onto Southampton Water with the Solent Dolphin team.

The cruise on the MV Alison MacGregor set out from Hythe Marine and sailed out through the lock – which was an adventure in itself – onto Southampton Water, as well as taking the scenic route past houses and moored boats along the mouth of the River Hamble.

While taking in the sights, the residents also enjoyed tea on board provided by the volunteer crew of the Alison MacGregor.

Gemma Hicks, general manager of Milford House, said: “Our residents had a whale of a time on the cruise. Adventures that take place outside of the home are a regular event for the residents, and we always ask for ideas on where they would best like to go and this has always been a firm favourite.

“The day was a lot of fun, residents were able to enjoy a simply gorgeous sunny afternoon on the water admiring the sights and sounds and everyone has been buzzing about the trip ever since.

“We are already looking forward to another trip later in the summer.”

A resident who enjoyed the afternoon commented: “We had an absolutely brilliant time and it was wonderful to be out on the water. The crew on board were also great, telling us all about the sights we were cruising past, giving us tea and chatting with us throughout the afternoon – nothing was too much trouble.

“Thank you to everyone involved.”

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