Monday, 14 April 2014

Pirates Invade Ventnor, Isle of Wight!

It was a beautiful sunning day and while I was on the Isle of Wight last time, my daughter and I decided to go to the Ventnor Botanical Gardens which I had never visited.  I will show you those photographs in a later post sometime.  

Afterwards, we decided to walk by the coast road from the gardens into Ventnor for lunch and this is when we discovered the ‘Pirates’!  This is my photographic walk and I suggest as there are a lot of shots you grab you coffee, sit comfortable, put into slide mode and enjoy.



 View from the gardens along the coast.


Off we go on our walk.











A few more hills to climb!  Come on, you can do it.  Think of lunch waiting!





Nearly there!  Phew!




 First view of one of the Pirates!







The Spyglass Inn has wonderful food and you could spend a lot of time inside looking at all the things they have collected.  CLICK HERE to go to their web site.







This is Gillian, my daughter and it was wonderful to sit outside for lunch in March, in the sun, overlooking this beautiful Bay. 


 Hope you are not as exhausted looking at these photos as this sailor appears to be.  He must have finished his watch or could he have had to much of the 'hard stuff'!

Thank you for visiting.

Many thanks for all your comments on any of my posts.

28 comments:

  1. How nice to see a photo of your daughter Margaret. Lovely photo of her. In fact, I thoroughly enjoyed all these lovely photos, thank you so much. I'd better get off to bed now. You'll just be waking up but I am way past my bedtime as it is 1.02 a.m. :) Have a great week!

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  2. What a heap of fun. Thank you.
    And sorry, I am now about to share two DREADFUL pirate jokes.
    Why are pirates called pirates?
    Because they aarrrrgh.
    and
    How much does a pirate pay to have his ears pierced?
    Buck an ear (buccaneer).
    Sorry.

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    1. HI EC Brace yer cutlass an' prepare yer timbers t' shiver!! Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day, me hearties. Leave no lubber safe from yer piratical outcries n' creative salty grammarrrrrrrr!!!

      you know the song, "Anything you can do, I can do better, I can do anything better than you"!!! I did love you comment. Many thanks for that adn hope you like my reply!

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  3. Beautiful scenery in Isle of Wight, lovely, fantastic photos.

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  4. What a beautiful coastline! I love all the pirates, what fun! Lovely shot of your daughter. Great photos, enjoy your day!

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  5. That was quite an enjoyable tour- thanks!

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  6. What wonderful shots of such an interesting place! I love the beach shot with sand and foam.

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  7. The coast looks so wonderful to my eyes! And the weather looks perfect.

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  8. Fantastic photos and love all the pirates ~ and how lovely to spend time in a beautiful place with your daughter ~ xoxo ~ artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. love the homes and shorelines. the pirates are an interesting touch. :)

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  10. What a fantastic walk ----and what glorious photos you have. Thanks for taking us on your walk with us. I did enjoy my coffee while you got all of the exercise... ha

    Love the colorful pirates.... Such a neat place!!! Bet your lunch was 'extra-good'...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. Wonderful photos Margaret. I love Ventnor and the Botanical Gardens so it brought back many happy memories. I look forward to your post on the Gardens themselves :)

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    1. HI RR Glad you enjoyed the post. I am so far behind with my photographs but I will get there eventually to show the Botanical Gardens. thanks for comment.

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  12. The photographs look like paintings!

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    1. HI Sharon, No I leave the paintings for you to do, I will stick to the photos. Thanks for comment.

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  13. Hi Margaret,
    Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog. I have enjoyed checking out your blog as well. Actually, you had me all excited with your visit to Isle of Wight!! Seems that much of my family started out here in the Isle of Wight --- and after googling it -- turns out that my family was in Isle of Wight, Virginia. I was getting ready to make a trip for this summer to do some courthouse searching for my genealogy.
    What a fun place!!

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    1. HI Susan Wow! Another I.O.W.. I wonder will you find that the people who settles in Virginia came from the English I.O.W. Hope you find put lots about your family tree and thanks for comment.

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  14. This was a fun post! That inn looks wonderful and I WAS tired and thirsty after that climb :) The scenic views are just breathtaking! :)

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    1. HI Deb We aim to please, now you know how I felt about the walk/climb. I said to me daughter that I thought I could not do it all again back to get the car at the Botanic Gardens but after lunch I was refreshed and I made it! Thanks for comment.

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  15. It is a beautiful place! Goodness gracious, the views are spectacular!! Enjoyed your post very much. :)

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  16. Hello Margaret,
    Thanks for dropping a kind word on my blog!
    The Isle of White.... a name to dream about!
    That is definitely a place I'd love to visit one day before we leave Europe!
    The thatch roof on pic n° 8 is quite extraordinary, it gives a certain... personality to the house! Lol!
    So enjoyable to be with your daughter to share the moment!
    Keep well!

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  17. A lovely set of photographs Margaret, and enough to makes anyone want to visit the Isle of Wight. Do you work for their tourist board?

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  18. What a fun entry!! Beautiful views and images!!

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  19. The pirates are interesting and colorful, but the village and coast is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing your walk with us.

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  20. Good to see your daughter. Oh my...each picture was my favorite until I saw the next next!! I love all the fishing gear, the adorable little cottage, the pirate caught up in the net. The store looks like it is inside a big beautiful boat!

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  21. Fun pictures! Thanks for sharing this journey.

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