20th March 2011 at 6:35 pm

Isle of Wight – Day 3

Last day and not quite as sunny. No way I could manage another of those enormous breakfasts, so I had a pair of kippers instead.

First stop was at Brading Roman Villa

Brading Roman VillaBrading Roman Villa

Very extensive Roman ruins and a very interesting tour that lasted about 30 minutes – well worth the visit.

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19th March 2011 at 6:11 pm

Isle of Wight – Day 2

Awoke to a greeted by clear sky and a hot sun.

After tucking into the biggest breakfast I’ve ever seen, I headed out for the first of the day’s planned trips.

Alum Bay

I parked in the Needles Park at Alum Bay – a very tacky and tiny theme park – mostly closed as it was out of season.

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18th March 2011 at 6:14 pm

Isle of Wight – Day 1

I finally got around to visiting the Isle of Wight. I had some preconceived ideas about what the island was like, but happily I was very wrong.

I’d imagined an island full of mini-Blackpool type resorts, instead I found a very pleasant place.

I set off from Portsmouth on a gloomy morning and arrived 45 minutes later in Fishbourne

Gunwharf Quay

Traffic had been light so I arrived a Portsmouth an hour early and caught the 7am ferry.

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