I’ve decided to go lo-tech this year using only my iPhone 4s and bunch of apps to publish my holiday ‘snaps’.
You can find my exploits and adventures over as IoW2012 hosted by Tumblr.
Well, this being the last day of my holiday here are the last of the pictures;
… view from the balcony; beautiful as ever!
From Freshwater Bay, it was off to Blackgang Chile (before it falls further into the sea!)
… and then it was off home.
Today was my last full day in the IoW and I still had to tick off Shanklin Beach; checking the pictures below I’m satisfied!
… it would appear the the holiday season, in Shanklin for sure had ended!
From the shores of Shanklin, it was off to Newport. I was glad I did because these was a cycling open day.
Had to check out some of the beaches today; read the newspaper at Freshwater Bay…
and then zipped down the coastal road to Ventnor. From there it was off to Owl and Monkey Haven to check up on my namesake ‘Martin.’ But first the Gibbons!
Dimbola Lodge is one of my favourite places to visit (from a photographic aspect). They are always welcoming and have some amazing exhibitions. I particularly like the 3d stereoscopic photographs this time.
The techniques are still used today with the filming of 3D TV, although the reproduction techniques have changed the principles are the same. A slightly different image is sent to each eye, the magic of the brain does the rest.
Amazon once again (no not the on-line book store) [sigh], but the tropical zoo! There were quite a few young ‘uns there this time; check out this lazy sloth.
… the bird had flown the coop, no-ones home!
Never, NEVER put a slow vehicle at the front of the queue!
Popped over to Godshill and Arreton Craft Village today; nothing new to report so just lean back and enjoy the pictures…
Well, with a sigh of global relief Bristol is safe for another year – but for my second week of holiday its back to the Isle of Wight (IOW).. Only a short post today as it was mainly taken up with queuing to be on the ferry to the island! Apparently the 1pm ferry came into dock spouting thick black smoke out of the funnel and was cancelled. So to say there was a queue outside the ferry terminal was a bit of an understatement!
Luckily Red Funnel quickly sorted out a spare ferry?! It wasn’t long before we had a convoy leaving Southampton and on our way to East Cowes.
The arrival at the hotel was good, the owner recognised me from earlier in the year and had arranged for my favourite room. The great staff in the restaurant were still there and just as friendly and helpful. It actually felt like I was coming home and I hadn’t been away…
Well a short post today mainly because I’m returning home just for an overnight stay though, because on Monday it’s the second half of my two week holiday – to the Isle of Wight (IoW) so look out for that!
Well I’ve moved from the exquisite 7th floor penthouse, to a single room within a very nice apartment (valued at 800UKP) within Capricorn House just opposite the SS. Great Britain.
I have to admit the views from the balcony are quite amazing, but its very different; the single room is basically a bedroom with en-suite and walk in closet which performs multiple functions as a dressing room, kitchen (kettle, tea/coffee making facilities and fridge) along with the usual clothes hangers you’d expect!
Needless to say its a great over-nighters’, but not practical for a stay all week.