29 Sep 2014

Seaview and Ryde IOW

There's always something nice about visiting different places, or in our case Re-visiting the Isle of Wight.  Needless to say we always head for a beach and this is Seaview, which faces north east and is near Ryde. 

Thanks to Wikipedia, here's a bit of information about the place:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaview,_Isle_of_Wight    (highlight>right click>Open Link)



and zooming in....

there were some large steels being removed


and how to you remove heavy steels....watch the orange digger. sorry it's only a short clip and through the wire which separated the pathway from the work.




Then on to Ryde.  Quite a hilly places, and a sit down was welcome.  It always pays to look Up....


check out the statues on the top of that building...


and the inevitable sketch...


For some reason I always think of the Beetles song 'Ticket to Ride' when we're in Ryde!  I remember years ago there used to be a Play on Words with the places on the Isle of Wight....

There were  postcards with it on but I couldn't find them this time - perhaps they no longer do them, but it was something like....

Ryde - Where you walk
Needles - You cannot thread
Cowes - You don't milk









14 comments:

  1. Oh a shame you didn't get the postcards when you first saw them. Old postcards are so charming. You got some great pix. Nice sketch. Thainks for sharing your trip with us. :)

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    1. I know, hindsight is a wonderful thing :-)

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  2. The rocky beach reminds me of some of the beaches in the state of Maine. Love the surprise of art at the top of the buildings.

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    1. Yes, it's very rocky, so different from our beach at home.

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  3. lovely sketch! Nice to see Ryde.

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  4. Such a quaint looking town. Thanks for taking me along..... ;)

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    1. A lot of interesting shops there, individual not just chain store ones.

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  5. Looks like the beach was out of bounds, if so what a disappointment for William.
    Yes, I think I'd be singing I've got a ticket to Ryde :)

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    1. It's okay, they allow dogs, I just didn't add William's picture in this post. He had a good run around and met a swan!!! (It must have been on holiday too) lol.

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  6. I have been to Isle of Wight a few times and I remember the hilly roads and the great views , a beautiful place o visit !

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    1. Hope this brought back some good memories for you Jane. The Island is very pretty.

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  7. I think I have a tea towel with those slogans on it!

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    1. How brilliant! I love the play on words :-)

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