23 August 2011

Going home to Isle of Wight

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So sorry for the lack of activity on my blog of late. I don't really have a valid excuse other than our ambition to go somewhere whenever the sun is shining. These British summer days are so scarce that we decided to make as much of them as possible before the long dark depressing winter sets in, so my computer has been left to gather dust. But anyways, last weekend we went back to my homeland...The Isle of Wight.


after a mad dash from work to catch the ferry at Portsmouth, we had a pretty relaxing trip...the sun was actually shining!


I love the 70s seats in the rusty old car ferry.


as per usual, we went straight to one of our favourite pubs for dinner.


a kid left his catch on our table.

there was a stunning sunset...then we went over to my Mum's place where we were going to camp in her front garden but it was too windy, so we slept on her living room floor instead.

this is Chippy, Plimsoll's mum.






in the morning we went around Ventnor junk shops and gathered a huge collection of junk in a massive old suit case. Very successful! and people were getting ready for the carnival that night...


crab pasties at Steephill Cove...







back at Ventnor, I managed an evening swim, mighty refreshing.







next morning, after crab sandwiches and a nap on the beach at Steephill, we went to some more remote places of south Wight.













Rocken End.

and Nao managed to stash some crab pasties in his bag. {Unfortunately I cant eat crab as it come straight back up!}


I had a scramble about on the rocks whilst Nao had a nap.





a very nice cafe at Niton, which has the best view, and the steep climb back to the car...



all very nice indeed! I hope we get a few more sunny days left of 2011, but some how I doubt it looking out of the window today.

P.S. we will hopefully have something very exciting to show you later this week! I CANT wait!!

27 comments:

Miss Flying V said...

Seems like a wonderful trip! And such gorgeous photographs too. Makes me want to go there, soon...

The Isle of Wight always reminds me of the Beatles song When I'm 64, because Paul McCartney has a line about it there :)

Akvilina said...

I can see where you get your great taste in decor and the rest! :) Wonderful pictures! You never seem to run out of great places to visit! Awesomeness!!!

Mallory said...

Absolutely beautiful, as always!

Maria @ Scandi Foodie said...

Ok you're forgiven not posting for a while... but only because you've given us a glimpse into the beautiful landscapes of the Isle of Wight! What a gorgeous place!

chattykathy said...

LOOKS WONDERFUL! I would love to see what Portsmouth England looks like. The next town over from where I live is Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the US.

Lisa Kjellerød said...

You are making me miss the great british seaside! Fab pics, as always!

Kelly said...

good for you guys...
you've got to go for the sun
and all work and no play...no way!
beautiful photos of your trip.

Karen said...

Gosh your photos are beautiful - love the fact that you're catching the sun whilst it shines. x

24 hours of sunshine said...

Well, now I know where I need to go for our next trip to England... It seems so amazing, and I'm dying to try the crab pastries !!! Your photos are so so beautiful...

Jo @ Binds you to me said...

So lovely- I have always wanted to visit. I love your blog and lets hold onto thoise last days of summer, Jx

Victoria said...

Your pictures are brilliant! It all looks lovely. x

Hannah said...

i am going to the isle of wighty at the weekend. i love it there so much. i hope we have sunny-shine like you did. x

Debs said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the Isle of Wight.
Three years ago I holidayed in Ventnor with the then husband and our two children. We had an apartment overlooking the Winter Gardens and sea front. We watched the carnival procession from the balcony. It was a lovely holiday.
Your photos brought back happy memories.

Mamzelle Titoo said...

Oh I want to go on the Isle of Wight !! it seems so beautiful ... and not very far from my home ... I received my purchase from the bucket tree (vintage bag and butterfly boxe), many thanks ! I'm very happy ! ^_^

Brown Paper Packages said...

I have to say... your getaways are truly scrumptious! Even my hubby leans in and says... Oooh where's that? who's that? nice photos...what ya reading? Of course all I have to say is ... Junkaholique and he (and now even my son!) reply... Oh ok... need tea?

dianne @ icefloe said...

I WANT TO GO THIS LOOKS AMAZING!

hannah, heart city said...

oh wow, wight looks like such a lovely place! looks like a fun filled time. hope you do get a few more sunny days!

Jess Lucas / Pink Sunshine said...

One of my best friends lives on the fair 'ISLE' as she likes to call it! Apparently it has the most sun days of anywhere in UK. . . . .but I'm not sure if she tells me that to make me visit more! Not that I need any excuse the charity shops are amazing there!
Jess x

Judith said...

Fantastic post Artemis. My husband has always wanted to visit the Isle of Wight...a long way from Melbiurne..sigh..but one day! (looks fabulous and oh so English!) x

Liz said...

amazing! makes me want to get on a boat anywhere, right now!

beautiful pics

Liz

http://kartepaper.blogspot.com/

Tracey said...

Pouring of rain today so good to be reminded of a litle bit of summer!

carissa said...

what a lovely looking holiday.

The Pea Pod said...

Can't wait to see the 'something very exciting'...is it another shed!!!

Ann Marie said...

so sad i never made it to the isle of wight! i'm going to have to come back for sure

Alex and Kaori said...

omg, you guys are the cutest couple ever! Always awesome pics!
すごーく素敵なお二人に憧れます!Weddingも本当に素敵。いつも楽しみに読ませていただいてます~。

Bonnie said...

Aye... you had me with the beautiful pictures & then completely sold with the Wheeler's Crab Shack. My maiden name is Wheeler. What a beautiful, beautiful place you hail from! Thank you for sharing it with us. Now I have the travel itch. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting these pictures for viewing. We used to love the Isle of Wight and used to holiday there several times a year. Now live in New Zealand and miss the I.O.W. so much.

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