Apr 24, 2012 3
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.