Quite suddenly a huge group of Japanese tourists descended on Pooh Corner and began photographing one another. We were not used to coachloads of visitors. Most places we had discovered on our travels tended to be off the beaten track. Not that place. We grabbed our souvenirs and fled.
We turned and fled, driving up the wooded hill. We found a clearing, discreetly designated for cars and signposted to the various Pooh Bear sights. The Japanese were right behind us, heading en masse for Pooh Sticks Bridge, so we decided to continue onward for the Hundred Acre Wood and Roo’s Sandpit – the Enchanted Place!