Isle of Wight, England, July 2017

The Isle of Wight is the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is in the English Channel, about 6 km off the coast of Hampshire, separated by the Solent. The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland and chines. The island has been home to the poets Swinburne and Tennyson and to Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes. Alum Bay is a bay near the westernmost point of the Isle of Wight, England, within close sight of the Needles rock formation. Of geological interest, the bay is noted for its multi-coloured sand cliffs. (The photos below were taken on a 3-hour hike around Alum Bay.) —From Wikipedia.

Multicolored sand cliffs

Alum Bay

Path to Tennyson Down

The Needles (1, 2)



The Needles headland

Tennyson Down

Tennyson Monument

Tennyson Down

View of Totland village

Victorian Poet Laureate

Going down

The Highdown Inn

Well earned rest

Preparing for a concert

A wooden stile



Way back to the bus stop


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