Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Isle of Wight in September

I took a Barnes Coach tour to the I o W with a friend and we had a fantastic week. The weather could not have been better, especially when you consider the summer we have had.

Our room overlooked the sea and we saw the sun rise on the horizon each morning. The first morning I looked out at about 6.30 to a rather misty effect and thought we were in for a rather dull day, I turned round to make a cup of tea and suddenly my friend was shouting my name and telling me to come and look. Well I have never seen the sun rise like this before, it was balanced on the horizon and was as red as could be, a good time to get the camera out, I only wished I had caught the moment when it was half way there, but I needn't have worried every morning it was the same and we never tired of it.

We had trips out in the coach Tues, Thurs & Friday which was very pleasant we didn't have to think where to go or which way or worry about traffic. Tuesday was market day in Newport so that was our first port of call, I managed to get a hat that fitted me, that's a rare occurrence so I had to buy it. We ate ice cream and generally enjoyed the day.

On the Wednesday my brother and sister in law, who were also on holiday on the island took us both to Ryde, then the I 0 W lavender place and finally to Butterfly World. I found that so fascinating and have wanted to go to such a place for a long while as it is a brilliant photo opportunity
Thursday saw us at Alum Bay, our driver had told us that there was a chairlift down the cliff face to the beach and that it was scary and he wouldn't go on it again. Well that was a challenge I was not going to ignore and it was a thrilling and exhilarating experience. No one else would come with me so I took my own photo of myself and then turned the camera at the scenery.
Friday we went to Godshill and Sandown, not so impressed with either of these two places, Godshill is too commercialised and Sandown didn't seem as nice as Shanklin where we were staying.

All in all we felt privileged to have had such wonderful weather and such a gorgeous view from our bedroom window


Sandie said...

I've never been to the Isle of Wight, but it looks fantastic. Great photos Mary :)

Julia said...

Lovely photos Mary. Have never been to IOW myself . Looks like you had a great time though.

Charli said...

Looks like you had a fab time Mary - fab photos!!

Charli said...

Hi Mary - Ive tagged you! Check my blog for further deets!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos Mary :o) It looks at though the pair of you had a blast!


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