Category: Isle of Wight

A postcard from… Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight (March 2017)

Underwater Kingdom at Blackgang Chine Underwater Kingdom is the latest addition to Blackgang Chine‘s many lands of imagination. The whole area has been transformed into an underwater themed adventure. Entering through a dark cavernous tunnel, you step out into a vibrant coral reef where you are greeted by Giuseppe the crab, asking you to look […]

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A postcard from… Steephill Cove, Ventnor, Isle of Wight (January 2017)

Images taken at Steephill Cove and surrounding area. January 2017. We enjoyed a very rare child-free weekend away for our 10th wedding anniversary and stayed in Steephill Cove, near Ventnor. It’s such a unique and picturesque little place, hidden away below Ventnor Botanic Gardens.  There are just a handful of cottages and cafes (although nothing […]

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A postcard from… Amazon World Zoo Park, Isle of Wight (January 2017)

Images taken at Amazon World Zoo Park, Isle of Wight. January 2017. While Amazon World doesn’t have a lot of the typical larger zoo animals, such as big cats, it has a really interesting collection of smaller animals not often seen in zoos. From sloths to armadillos, plus an impressive array of birds, reptiles and […]

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A postcard from… Electric Woods: Spirit of the Orient at Robin Hill, Isle of Wight (January 2017)

Images taken at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight. January 2017. This was the first time we’d been to an Electric Woods event, but we’ll definitely be back again! Robin Hill was filled with oriental entertainment, light displays and music, in celebration of the Chinese new year. Dozens of lanterns and strings of lights […]

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A postcard from… Osborne House (April 2015)

Images taken at Osborne House, Isle of Wight. April 2015. Spring was the perfect time to visit Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, Queen Victoria’s seaside home, as we were surrounded by the most colourful flowers. Lots of fun was had in the play area and it was nicely themed next to Swiss Cottage […]

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A postcard from… Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Isle of Wight (April 2015)

Images taken at Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Isle of Wight.  April 2015. The Seaview website had warned us about the “duck ambush upon arrival!” but we were still amazed at just how many there were to greet us as we entered through the gate!  From the smallest, fluffiest ducklings, to the proudest of peacocks – displaying […]

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A postcard from… The Isle of Wight Zoo (April 2015)

Images taken at Isle of Wight Zoo.  April 2015. We visited the Isle of Wight Zoo over the Easter holidays and nothing says ‘Easter’ more than a cute lemur among the daffodils! Most of the big cats were sleeping, but still beautiful to photograph. Nahla may be the most beautiful lion I’ve ever seen… just […]

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A postcard from… The Needles, Isle of Wight (April 2015)

Images taken at The Needles, Isle of Wight. April 2015. It was a beautiful day when we arrived at The Needles.  Looking out from the viewpoint there was not a cloud in sight, but as we walked towards The Needles, cloud quickly covered the path ahead of us.  The sight of the clouds rolling down […]

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