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Need to Find Another Way Around

The seafront at Cowes moves from the Parade to Princes Green via a path that runs around the Royal Yacht Squadron.  During the races, the cannons that signal the racing are mounted here (along with a lot of ceremonial cannons … Continue reading

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High Tide Through the Drains

The tide was very high when we got the parade in Cowes.  The water level was just below the street level.  Naturally, there was some swell, even though we were inside the harbor wall.  This meant the water was pushing … Continue reading

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Hovercraft Transitions

The hovercraft that ply the route between Ryde on the Isle of Wight and Southsea on the mainland have made a few previous appearances in this blog.  I knew that the old hovercraft were due for replacement and that the … Continue reading

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Rainbow Over Culver Cliff

Mum and I drove along the shore of Sandown Bay while I was visiting.  The rain was blowing through and the result was a rainbow that was hanging over the cliffs up on Culver.  I had a long lens on … Continue reading

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Hovertravel Have a Busy Day

Another Isle of Wight development is the hovercraft. Much early development of the concept was done on the Island and many were produced in East Cowes. Hovertravel still provide a frequent service between Ryde on the Island and Southsea on … Continue reading

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How to View a Potential Property

While Pete and I were flying over Cowes, we were keeping an eye on a helicopter that was orbiting not too far from our location. A short while later, we couldn’t see it anymore and were trying to find it. … Continue reading

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Lane End

When we first started planning the trip to the UK, I decided to try and schedule a shoot with the lifeboat crew in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. The boat house is at Lane End in Bembridge. I had … Continue reading

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More of the Island from the Air

By now, if you have been following recent blog posts, you will have seen a bunch of pictures of the Isle of Wight taken while flying with Pete in his Arrow. Our trip around the Island included a fair few … Continue reading

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Needles Battery

I posted some shots of the Needles in this post. The rocky outcrops are not the only thing of interest, however. The strategic location of the cliffs and the importance of some of the military facilities in the waters approached … Continue reading

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Above Cowes

A large part of my childhood was spent in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. During our visit, I got some time to fly around the Island with Pete in his Piper Arrow. While I did get some stick time, … Continue reading

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