All Wight, Mr White!

Posted by Chalky on Aug 2, 2009 in Holiday |

So today was my first day of my holiday. I’ve embarked on a journey down to Selsey near Portsmouth with the Pashley family. Apparently my treat for putting up with them over the past 12 months is to spend 7 whole days with them with no means of escape!

The journey down was quite pleasant, we stopped off at the Chief Executive of the Victoria College of Music’s house in order to drop off some Examination Sheets that I have been working on over the past couple of weeks. We then headed down to St. Anne’s Cottage.

The cottage is inside a Bunn’s Holiday camp, which is, as you’d expect, rammed full of delightful Chavs and Chavette’s contemplated by a sea of prams. The cottage itself however is cosy and welcoming in its own little grounds. There’s a little cottage with its own Boat House which has been converted into further living quarters. So far, I’ve mainly explored the main cottage:

 Living RoomLiving RoomKitchenKitchen

After taking these photographs, I noticed that I experienced a bout of bad timing, see if you can notice it. The interior of the cottage is okay, but the best bit is the view from the living room window:

 View from the Window

I think I’m going to head over to the Boat House tomorrow and take a look around.

Flowers at SouthseaToday, we drove over to Southsea and hopped over to the Isle of Wight on the Hovercraft. We had to park over a mile away from the Hover Terminal because it was so busy but the walk certainly did me good. I’m going to try and keep up with my walking whilst I’m away this week, I guess we’ll see what happens!

It’s been a long time since I have been on a Hovercraft, I can only really remember going on one with my Dad when I was very young.

The SeaWe decided to go for the Hover Rover offer which covers the Return cost of the Hovercraft and using Buses over in the Isle of Wight including the Open Top Tour Buses.

The crossing only takes just over 10 minutes and was pleasant enough if not a little choppier that I thought that it would be.

Once had arrived in the Isle of Wight, we jumped straight onto an Open Top Bus hoping that we would get a tour of the entire Island, unfortunately though, this is not the case.

The Adventurer's CafeThere are 4 tour buses that cover different parts of the Island. However, I enjoyed the journey around the countryside part. It was nice to see some of the places that I had seen when I drove round the Island on some examining duties last year and it was a nice change not to be driving this time around.

We stopped off at Amazon World and visited The Adventurer’s Cafe for some dinner but decided not to walk around the rest of the place. We waited for the next Open Top Bus and finished off the rest of the tour.

When we returned to Ryde we then decided to hop on a train and take a quick visit to Sandown. The trains used on the Isle of Wight are hand-me-down London Underground trains and were very old and rickety. We didn’t have much time to wonder around Sandown before having to head back in time for the Hovercraft. We did however have time for a sneaky ice cream before jumping back on the train.

The journey back was pretty uneventful, we went back the more scenic route which was rather nice. We’ll see what tomorrow brings us.

1 Comment

Chief Executive of the Victoria College of Music
Aug 3, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I have a name you know