After our experience with the Hotel in the New Forest (see this post if you haven't already) we were pleased to continue our travels and go on to the next Hotel, this one on the Isle of Wight
and so to a Hotel we have stayed in before.
The Luccombe Manor Hotel at Shanklin
Where they gave us a Warm welcome (literally) they had central heating...yay!
We had a recently modernised room...clean and no mold!... yay!
They had Internet coverage....yay!
And they had more than 2 channels on the TV....yay..again!
Here are some photos and a mini grand tour for you...
(click each heading for map of where these places are on the island)
....although a cold grey day, we went up onto this hill to look back across Sandown
this is where William met the little beasties.....
I got to do a plein air sketch (well, from the car anyways...does that count as plein air I wonder)
St. Catherine's Lighthouse
..we had a pleasant walk down the lane to it - although not open that day for a closer nose..
of course the inevitable sketch!
in fact I stood on the steps that were like a giant stile.... you may have seen the pic of William on them...
from that vantage point I did this 360 degree video, so you get to see the view too..
St. Catherine's Lighthouse Isle of Wight from anns art on Vimeo.
with it's sadly neglected pier
No sand here for William to run and play on, just shingle. He still had fun in the sea though
Totland Bay beach from anns art on Vimeo.
Totland bay#2 from anns art on Vimeo.
and a sketch of Fort Albert
and if you are still here and haven't nodded off (yawn)....Finally,
Famous for the yachting week
and yes, I did a quick sketch
Hope you enjoyed this