Friday, September 20, 2019

The Isle of Wight

I did wonder, before we left home, whether a trip to the Isle of Wight might be possible this time around and it was.

Richard and Hannah, Hannah’s parents and Linda and me.

Hannah’s parents kindly brought their people mover vehicle. We met them at Portsmouth and caught the next car ferry out of port.

An hour later, we were on the Isle of Wight.

Another delightful pub lunch was there for us before we went on to Osborne House.

We very much wanted to see Osborne House, the holiday home for Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children.

Such was progress in those times it took only ‘four hours’ on the steam train from London to Portsmouth.

It was such a beautiful sunny day one can only imagine that as a family, they certainly spent some very happy times here.

Apparently their children grew up, married and brought their children back here as well.  Such were their happy memories they wanted to pass them on to the next generation.

The gardens and grounds were absolutely superb with a beautiful outlook towards the water.

It was nice to get a glimpse of what was once a wonderful holiday residence for the royal family.

The Isle of White was right up there on our list of amazing places we have seen since being in England.

The weather has been extremely good.  Lovely clear blue skies without being too hot.


Jenny said...

You had a great day for your visit, the weather looks wonderful. As did the house and furnishings too, I'm sure.

Tired Teacher said...

It looks like a beautiful place to explore - so much history.