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The Wonders of the Isle of Wight with Netty, Candy & Tracey

 The Wonders of the Isle of Wight

We spent the morning at the iconic Needles at Alum Bay. The views of the sea and the cliffs were breathtakingly stunning and was the perfect backdrop for some pictures. 
We decided to make sand ornaments as the Isle of Wight is known for its beautiful coloured sands. We were immensely proud of our creations and we couldn’t believe how many different colours there were. 

Afterwards we visited the sweet factory where they make the delightful sweet treats that we ended up buying in the gift shop. We couldn’t resist! Next it was to the glass blowing factory where we watched a demonstration, performed by the skilled craftsmen. We were taken aback by the sheer beauty of each glass ornament and the work that goes into creating each piece.

We spent the afternoon exploring the island and we ended up stopping at Fresh Water Bay which had spectacular views of the cliffs and the boats bobbing along. The sea was beautiful and clear and the brave amongst us dipped our toes in the fresh water.

An ice cream treat was a must!  

 

Everyone was so excited for our steam train adventure. There were so many carriages to see with some dating back to the Victorian era. We even got to see a carriage being restored! Stepping into the museum was like stepping back in time, we learned that the island’s railway map was built over 40 years, with a track from Cowes to Newport in 1862. The railway was built to take people to work, shopping and school. As we boarded one of the old carriages we could smell the coal from the engine. It was then all aboard the old Victorian carriage as the train gently chugged up the line.  
                                                                                


One of the highlights of the day was the live evening shows. We were entertained by incredible singers, hilarious comedians and some show stopping dancing. 

The model village in Godshill never fails to disappoint. We felt like giants wondering around the tiny village! The village scenes were full of such intricate detail. One of our favourite scenes was the happy couple getting married in the village church. 




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