Hovercraft trip from Southsea to Ryde

It takes just ten minutes to cross the Solent from the mainland to Ryde, Isle of Wight. It’s a seamless, efficient, comfortable and fast service to enjoy some island hopping. Tickets can be purchased online or on the day if available. Travellers are checked in and ushered to a comfortable waiting area with views of the Solent […]

Ryde, Isle of Wight -photoblog

From where I live I can see Ryde, it’s often the town that most new visitors see on a  first time island visit  if they have arrived by passenger ferry or hovercraft. It’s a seaside town with a long esplanade, family entertainment and a setting off point for coastal walks . Alternatively you can hop […]

Ryde to Seagrove Bay walk -photoblog

Great coastal path walk from bustling Ryde to the more genteel neck of the woods which is Seaview and Seagrove Bay. Most of the time we were in sight of the Solent, the forts and Spinnaker Tower although the path takes you inland momentarily where the coast is unsafe to scramble along. Arriving on the […]

Hovercraft trip to Lee on the Solent promenade.

If you fancy a trip to Lee on the Solent from Southsea or Ryde via a  hovercraft there are select dates throughout the summer where you can do just that. Enjoy a flight on a fast hovercraft, experience 360 degree spins and enjoy all that Lee on the Solent has to offer including the Hover Craft Museum and a walk […]

Bank Holiday heat wave Bubble on English South Coast

This long weekend seems like a Bank Holiday bubble whilst my travel experiences have not been far from home here on the south coast having such unusually hot weather has meant an excuse to explore locally or as we now like to call it a ‘staycation’. The English weather is known for its unpredictability and change and […]