Saturday, October 3, 2015
The Isle of Wight
We took the suggestion of Chris and Chris, and made a day to visit the island. A 25 minutes hydrofoil ride took us from Southampton to West Cowes. We then bought an all day hop on and off bus ticket. Two main attractions we wanted to see are (1) The Needles, and (2) The Osborne House and Garden. The Needles is on the far west corner of the island. Osborne House is on the East Cowes.
We thought we could walk from the East Cowe to West Cowe where we would catch the hydrofoil back. But unfortunately we were unable to across the water gap by walking. A chain ferry had to be taken to get to the other side.
All was well. We went back, had dinner (not too impressive Spanish restaurant recommended by our air B&B landlady), and picked up our car just before the 12 hours limit was up. A very nice day indeed.