Pump Bar at Seaview Hotel

The Pump;  An olde worlde bar complete with Naval heritage decorating the walls. This bar is in the upscale  Seaview Hotel in the beautiful seaside village of the same name; The Pump is open to both residents and non residents. If doing the Isle of Wight coastal path it’s a convenient stop off. The bar has a traditional […]

The Isle of Wight Distillery

A rainy afternoon and  what could be better than stumbling over the Isle of Wight Distillery!….nothing in my view! Close to Seaview on the Isle of Wight the distillery is an ideal location whatever the weather to while away an afternoon tasting gin and learning a little about its manufacture. The tiny distillery can be […]

Colombo Airport, Sri Lanka

Bandaranaike Airport is Colombo’s international jumping off or on point. It is well served by Sri Lankan airways and  Emirates. Whilst generally the roads  in Sri Lanka are poor the Expressway from Colombo to the airport is well made, fast and efficient. Fast if there isn’t much traffic, so twenty miles can take over an hour. […]

Seaview to Priory Beach photoblog

If the tide is out the coastal route is easy to follow otherwise you will need to track inland. (Always check tide times). It’s clear that this part of the Isle of Wight coastline has had more than its fair share of sea bashing as there are trees laid horizontally across the beach having slipped […]

Ventnor, Isle of Wight photoblog

 Think vintage and contemporary and that sums up Ventnor; very much a Victorian seaside town for those of a discerning nature both historically and now. The High Street is crammed full of cafes and fairly upscale souvenir shops selling ‘gorgeous and nice things’. I particularly enjoyed discovering a foodie shop selling oils, marmalade and green […]

Travelling on St Clare with Wightlink

St Clare is a modern ferry travelling from Gunwharf in Portsmouth to Fishboune Isle of Wight and vice versa.  Like it’s sister ferries the embarkation process of this ship is seamless. You show your online booking document and are guided to a parking line. The staff efficiently guide drivers on and off to a safe […]