So with the best weather of the long weekend forecast for our first day on the island, we headed straight from our Wightlink ferry in Fishbourne to Carisbrooke, practising our heeee-haaaaaws on the way.
There’s far more to the castle than the four-legged inhabitants. Once a prison for King Charles I, it’s also resisted a siege by the French and seen off the Spanish Armada over the past 900 years. Continue reading →
Minnie isn’t short of animals that she loves, but when monkeys and owls feature strongly in the top five (along with bears, cats and parrots), a visit to the Owl and Monkey Haven was a given during our trip to the Isle of Wight.
Although a few of the island’s attractions are closed during the winter months, this had opened for half-term, so we managed to sneak in before it closed again until Easter.
And even in the kind of chilly rainy weather which makes you wish you were covered head to toe in fur, it was a lovely place to explore. Continue reading →
There seems to be a bit of a theme to the posts on the blog at the moment – travel without planes. Normal service (and all those Isle of Wight posts I promised) will resume soon.
But in the meantime, a great new site has just launched which proves you don’t need planes to have a fabulous holiday. Feet on the Ground is for anyone who’d prefer to avoid airports, whether you hate flying, love the idea of slow travel or simply want another way to explore closer to home.
And sticking with boats, trains, cars doesn’t mean you need to miss out – Welsh luxury, a funky Liverpool hotel and a break in beautiful Paris are just a few of the reviews to inspire. Continue reading →