After what seems like weeks of grey skies, rain and wind, the sun actually came out today!
Ok, so it’s not exactly clear blue skies, just the odd patch of blue between solid white clouds, but at least the clouds are white and not dark and threatening like they have been lately.
The wind has also dropped, which is a relief, because Debbie has to go to the Isle Of Wight today for a work meeting. While the crossing is fairly smooth along Southampton Water, once you hit the open sea, which is about 1/3 of the journey, it’s not very pleasant being on a car ferry.
I know that I’m pleased it’s not me going, as I really don’t travel well on the water when it’s rough. I have had enough bad experiences on the ocean to know that only on the calmest days is it good for me to venture out onto the water.
Debbie was originally supposed to go on the Red Jet, which is a fast passenger only ferry operated by Red Funnel Ferries and only takes 30 minutes, but in some ways it’s better that she takes the car ferry, as although it takes an hour, the ferry stands up to the waves a lot better. The fast cats get cancelled in any case when it’s rough.
If you are down in the south of England and haven’t been to the Isle of Wight, it’s definitely worth a visit. Aside from being on the Jurassic Coast and having lots of fossils, there are some great beaches and lovely walks, as well as Queen Victoria’s holiday home Osborne House.