Many of my friends are spread around the UK, on one hand this is unfortunate as I don’t seem them as often as I’d like, however on the other hand it makes for great adventurous weekend breaks!
Last weekend the Isle of Wight was the destination of the uni girls catch up and this is the lowdown:
A hop, skip and a jump and suddenly we were there (more like a train, bus and boat in reality). Thanks to Train Line we are able to book a ticket right through from London Waterloo to West Cowes which included the train to Southampton Central, bus to the Quay and then the Red Jet to Cowes, and in a pretty speedy <3hrs.
On arrival we threw our bags in the back of the car and veered towards Off the Rails in Yarmouth for a spot of lunch – it was fab, really tasty food and a superbly apt. refurb for the old station.
The rest of the day was spent in the confines of our friends house with copious amounts of prosecco, Bridget Jones and laughter – what do you expect for a rabble of old friends who rarely get together more than twice a year!
Sunday consisted of a leisurely 7 mile walk that began and finished in the lovely Freshwater and took us up to Tennyson Monument, round past the Needles and back towards The Piano Cafe for a very quick hot chocolate and hummus (not all-in-one) before a mad dash to the port to grab the once hourly (Sunday’s eh) passenger ferry back to the mainland.
A somewhat flying but lovely weekend spent in the fresh air with dear friends 🙂