Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Holiday to the Isle of Wight Catch Up

Welcome to this weeks catch up post.

We've been very busy as we had our family holiday to the Isle of Wight with one of my best friends, C, and her lovely family, who kindly took L in their car as I'm still car-less.

We set off on Saturday morning.  The alarm on my phone was set for 5am!

We arrived at the ferry terminal nice and early and hoped to be squeezed onto an earlier ferry, but no luck.  The trip across the Solent was a bit choppy and my friend C felt a bit green, but we made it in one piece.

There was a little hiccough with the pitches, as in there was somebody on the two we were supposed to be using! However the lovely ladies at reception told us to go and find two empty ones which we wanted and they'd change the system.  We pitched in lovely sunny weather, which is always nice, and after a tour of the local supermarkets (trying to find gluten free food, we couldn't find anything in Lidl which had been our first stop, much more successful in Sainsbury) we headed to the beach at the campsite and the children (even the big ones) had lots of fun frolicking in the sea then we went back to our rather large tent to play 'Go Fish' and have an early night.  If only the wind hadn't been hurricane level. It was so windy that The Americas Cup was called off on the Sunday!

This continued, with torrential rain, over the next couple of days, we still managed to have lots of fun visiting Amazon World

and Osborne House to stay out of the worst of the weather. 

We had to keep our fingers crossed that the tents would still be there when we got back!  The weather brightened up from Wednesday onwards and we visited the Needles where we got a bit arty with our photos. Excuse the windswept look!

Carisbrooke Castle. 

The New and Old Battery (also at the Needles)

Bembridge Windmill, The Garlic Farm and a few beaches.  I went in the sea more this holiday than I have done for a long time.  

The journey home was a lot calmer than the one out, and we sat and sunned ourselves on the sundeck.  As we came off of the ferry into Portsmouth we saw somebody abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower!

See my next post for reviews of places to eat which are allergy friendly in the Isle of Wight.

Lupin Girl x

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