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Alum Bay

Alum Bay

On October 5th 2008 thirty nine members went by coach to spend six nights at the very comfortable Eversley Hotel, Ventnor, Isle of Wight for:

A week of walks in the

Isle of Wight

 

On arrival at the Hotel Eversley there was an hour long walk to familiarise the group with the town and local area. A coastal shot pictured -

IofW coast

During the next five days of mainly excellent weather, a 10 mile and a 6 mile walk was offered each day and on four days the coach was also used to take non walkers to places of interest, including Osborne House.

Osborne House

Entertainment was offered on three evenings in the form of a slide show, country dancing and a quiz. Before leaving the island on the last day there was an extended coffee stop in Godshill to look round this very attractive village. The photos below give a taster of the fun had by all. Clicking on the pictures will show a larger version, then use the 'back' button of your browser to return to this page.

Day 1

Monday - We keep our members under control... Nearly lunchtime, but only for some, in Brading.

Day 1

Day 3

Wednesday - Its not all walking... Looking at the view on our way to Yarmouth.

time to rest

Day 4

Thursday - Towards the needles.... on the Tennyson Trail going to The Needles and keeping up a good pace as we had only just started.

towards to the needles

Walks End... cooling off the feet on Thursday at Colwell Bay after walking the Tennyson Trail, The Needles and Alum Bay.

walks end

Day 5

Friday - Top of the Hill... at St Catherine's Oratory at the highest point on the island half way round the long walk from the hotel.

top of hill

And at the end of ten miles and on tired feet ... in Steephill Cove at the finish of the long walk on the last walking day.

ten miles later


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