Monday, 29 April 2013

I.O.W. Railway

The railway runs from Ryde Pier to Shanklin
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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Hovercraft to the I.O.W.

Yes, there's still a service running to the I.O.W.!
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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Warners Hotel - Bembridge I.O.W.

This is the hotel - we were very pleasantly surprised
Bembridge beach with lifeboat station - more of that later...
Quite a nice photo?
A better photo?
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Sunday, 21 April 2013

Portsmouth to Isle of Wight

A couple of months ago we went to the Isle of Wight with six other chums.
As you can see, we were very lucky with the weather.
More to follow...
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Friday, 19 April 2013

St.Peter's Church - Benington

The church is next door to Benington Lordship garden
There are probably more snowdrops here than in the 'official' snowdrop garden!
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Wednesday, 17 April 2013


This is Benington Lordship garden at Benington near Stevenage.
We went to see the annual display of snowdrops a few weeks ago.
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Monday, 15 April 2013

St.Botolph's Priory - Colchester

Went on a 'special offer' train trip to Colchester recently.
Maybe I was lazy, or maybe there wasn't much to photograph, but I thought this ruin was splendid.
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Saturday, 13 April 2013

St.Mary's Church Apsley - "new" bells

St.Mary's Church - Apsley
Modified and re-tuned bells awaiting hanging
New bell wheels
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Thursday, 11 April 2013


This is York House which overlooks Eel Pie Island
These are the "naked ladies" - a statue complex in the garden
In The Fox we had a pint of "Naked Ladies" ale from Twickenham Fine Ales brewery
Liked the name - so we went in...
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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Eel Pie Island 2

After crossing the bridge you pass through this fascinating boat shed
Then the island unfolds
Here's the refreshment 'shed'
Some of the craft sheds.
All in all, a very worthwhile visit with everyone very pleased to see us.
Keep an eye on the website for the next open day!
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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Eel Pie Island

Last year we went to Eel Pie Island in the Thames at Twickenham.
Years ago it was a famous music venue.

Not impressed?

This is what it looks like now.
It's actually a fascinating artists colony which has two open days a year - otherwise it's a private island.

You get to it across this bridge...

Over the bridge in the next post...