Isle of Wight Part 1

Sometimes a girl just needs to get out of town.  Not long after my book launch party I took the somewhat spur of the moment decision to go to what we know here as ‘The Island’. That’s the Isle of Wight to everyone outside of Pompey. I had long know about Vintage Vacations so I emailed owner Helen and the next day I was on the ferry to the rather large land mass that I can see every day from my kitchen window.

I’m sounding like a complete grockle here but I genuinely had no idea how ‘old’ it was. I figured it was possibly a bit like Portsmouth but with a few more hills and farms. It was positively prehistoric. It reminded me of one of my favourite films, The Others. I was amazed, and instantly addicted.  Old + sea + walking + no internet+ sleep = happy me.

These were all taken at around 5.30pm in Bonchurch, near to where I was staying in Ventnor. It was deathly quiet and I was the only person walking around. Most of it is 11th – 13th century.  Heaven.

*Part two contains a bit more nature, but lots of vintage and a 50’s holiday home.




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I know Ventnor well as my sister-in-law owns a pub there. Bonchurch is a STUNNER 🙂 Best place to disconnect & chill 🙂

LandGirl1980 commented on Apr 24 12 at 6:17 pm

I love the Isle of Wight, it’s one of my favourite places 🙂

Sarah commented on Apr 24 12 at 8:35 pm

Ooh, so very heavenly! Can’t wait for Part II 🙂

Michelle commented on Apr 25 12 at 10:36 am

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