I have just returned from two weeks on the Isle of Wight, primarily to see my grand daughter dance in a festival and my grandson perform in the Rock Challenge show. One day I took myself off from Ryde in a train to Shanklin and decided to see if I could photograph all the word prompts in one day which I did except the last (and an extra shot). The words will be in BOLD.
This is the LOCAL Theatre where Anna was performing.
So come with me on our day out to Shanklin. After purchasing a train ticket, FOR ONE, I noticed this STREET ART at the station.
This is the old bone shaker train which used to be on the London underground many moons ago so hop on for the 20 minutes trip to Shanklin.
It wasn’t long before I found my STRIPES at a Barber’s shop
and the shop beside it had a Kayak FOR ONE sitting outside.
Then I made my way to the cliff top to see the sea and discovered these TILES along the way to guide me. I passed many LARGE hotels
and this one had a LARGE tree outside it.
Then I descended these ROCKSTAIRS and was afforded a magnificent LANDSCAPE view of the coastline.
They are repairing the lift and it will be opening at Easter time.
When I returned home to the family and told them which ROCKSTAIRS I had photographed, Gillian said she would take me to much more impressive ones the next day. I have to say climbing up them nearly killed me!!!They were the highest point on the Isle of Wight! She didn't tell me that when we started!
This shot was taken at the very top of Bonchurch steps when I was catching my breath!
To continue my more leisurely walk, on my way back I visited the town itself and meet these 2 dogs who's HAIR was very course and long.
Time for a stop for refreshments.
I ordered a toasted tea cake and coffee FOR ONE.
Making my way back to the train I passed many shops that had ladies clothes with STRIPES in the design.
Now I was struggling with a few of the words so I went into a pub and asked could I photograph the spirits that all had optics on the upturned bottles enabling the barman to correctly MEASURE out 25ml.
Off to the supermarket and guess what I found there that fitted the bill. CRISP 'n dry cooking oil.
I headed for the train and once back in Ryde found this LARGE ice cream cone at the station.
Being a bird watcher I had to go to see if the Sanderlings were on the beach and I was not disappointed. There were running up and down at the water’s edge feeding like fast sawing machines.
They MEASURE 18–20 cm (7.1–7.9 in) in length.
I do hope you enjoyed our day out
but before I finish there was one more shot I needed.
The Isle of Wight does not have a CITY, so I travelled over to Portsmouth one evening as my grandson was in a performance of Rock Challenge. This event is to encourage young people not to drink or take drugs.
The Emirates Spinnaker Tower is a 170-metre (560 ft) landmark observation tower in Portsmouth CITY, England, UK. It is the centrepiece of the redevelopment of Portsmouth Harbour. The tower, reflects Portsmouth's maritime history through its being modelled after a sail.
It opened on 18 October 2005.
It opened on 18 October 2005.
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