Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Swimming in Totland bay

This is Hardy.... He is a lovely chocolate lab. He belongs to Jon's Uncle. Hardy loves swimming in the bay, long walks through the fields and sleeping by the fire.

Black berries were in season when we were on the Island, it makes for a really yummy treat, as your walking along the road. Naturally one only wants to sample the up high berries!

Totland Bay Isle of Wight at low tide.

English Bathing beauties!
This is my bathing beauty! Poor Jon he is so not impressed with the fact that he is ending up in every one of my recent blog posts! Of course Hardy is also a bathing beauty!

He absolutely loves the water you could hardly keep him out of it! If you look really hard you can see Jon's Uncle Andy swimming away behind Hardy in this last picture.

Holidays on the Isle of Wight

The Needles

Freshwater bay

The Isle of Wight is situated off the south coast of England. It's about an hours ferry ride away. It's a gorgeous little island with a lots of neat towns and spectacular white cliffs. It's well known for it's summer music festivals. Jon's Uncle and family live on the Island so we had a few days visit with them.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Yummiest fish and chips ever!!!

We had fish and chips at Salty's Restaurant in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. They were so yummy, but beware it wasn't the cheapest place, although we probably could have split one it was so big! Great ambiance though.

Hampton Court Palace

This lovely little place... is located a mere 15 minute drive from where we are staying. It has gorgeous gardens as you can see and is situated on the Thames. Hampton Court Palace is where Henry VIII lived with all of his wives. We only got a garden pass since they have over 60 acres of gardens to stroll through. I figured we could always go back and see the inside on a rainy day but since it was so sunny we opted to stay outside!

These beautiful Garden Roses are for Annie!