Osborne House:Isle of Wight in the winter

I like to visit the Isle of Wight all year round so the colder months of winter do not put me off making the journey ‘abroad’ with Wightlink ferries. One of the attractions which I recently visited was Osborne House. At the time I visited the upstairs was closed to the public as was the Swiss Cottage but it still meant […]

Wightlife Magazine by Wightlink

If you are travelling over to the Isle of Wight pick  up Wightlink’s complimentary magazine Wightlife. You can find them on the ferries  or at the terminals. I’ve had lots of ideas of things to do and places to stay from this mag when visiting or planning a visit to the island. Here are some of my favourite […]

Afternoon tea at the Hambrough, Ventnor.

The Grey Traveller award for the best afternoon tea goes to The Hambrough in the lovely Victorian seaside town of Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. The chilled glass of bubbly set the tone for a classy experience in the window seat looking out over Ventnor’s seafront. What could be better? The tea was served and crafted by Joanne […]

Knitted decor in Seaview

Never one to miss an opportunity to photograph something unusual or quirky or indeed street art I give you Seaview’s knitted decorations currently posing on the sea wall railings. They tick the list for street art, unusual in as much as I haven’t seen anything like this anywhere (have you?) and definitely quirky! If you are […]

Wightlink at Gunwharf

Travelling from Gunwharf with Wightlink is an absolute pleasure. A seamless check in with printed booking firmly placed  on the dashboard and directed to a numbered bay we awaited the arrival of our ferry St Faith. You are advised to arrive about thirty minutes prior to your crossing  to ease the flow of traffic and ensure embarking […]

The Grey Traveller at Portsmouth Harbourside.

If you arrive via public transport you will find yourself at a transport hub of train, bus, taxi and ferry. To your left is Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard which deserves a post of its own and straight in front of you are a line of old buildings, many were taverns serving the sailors from Victorian times to […]

Classy (West) Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

  Say Cowes and immediately you conjure up a nautical picture, Cowes Week in August and yachts with billowing white sails. You don’t have to be a yachty to enjoy Cowes as I found out when I took a short break there at the end of our glorious summer. Did I say glorious, summer and […]