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 […]

Seaview, Isle of Wight – photoblog

  I arrived in Seaview having walked the coastal path from Ryde. Seaview is characterised by Victorian villas, sand and shingle beaches and great views across the Solent to Portsmouth. It’s Ryde’s quieter more genteel sister where you can plant yourself in the outside area of the Boathouse or the Seaview Hotel and while away a half hour sampling […]

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 […]

The Isle of Wight Coastal Path – Yarmouth (4 miles)

Four mile walk (approx) I live right opposite the Isle of Wight and in my life time haven’t visited it anywhere near enough so after a recent visit I now pledge to explore this island much more. Crossing The Solent from Portsmouth The Grey Traveller languished in a chilled atmosphere in the lounge aboard a  Wightlink ferry. With great […]

Cruising with Wightlink.

Wow what a fantastic experience pulling out of Portsmouth Harbour on a Wightlink Ferry last weekend, OK so the sun was shining on the The Grey Traveller but wow it’s been a long time since I have hopped over to the Isle of Wight and I live dead opposite infact I see it every day, I’m ashamed I haven’t […]