Sunday, 12 November 2017

Beautiful Britain - The Needles, Isle of Wight

Hey there everyone

We are still on the Isle of Wight for this week's post, at a place that became a firm favourite on our day trip over last year, whilst staying in the New Forest. We loved it so much that we couldn't not visit again.

This time we are at another of the 'Wonders of the Isle of Wight' ... 'Needles' you can not thread. We had friends with us, but we followed pretty much the same route as we did last year, I can't imagine ever tiring of it.

A quick wander round the craziness of the attraction at the bottom, taking in the viewpoint ...
... and deliberating over whether or not to take the cable car to the beach and, again, deciding against it.
Opting instead, as on our last visit, on taking advantage of the NT membership discount for the Island Breezer open topped bus up to the New Battery.
The views from the the top deck of the bus, looking back across Alum Bay, certainly make braving the breeze worth it, especially on a clear day. 
At the New Battery we were treated to the familiar, but amazing views ...
This time we were also treated to the delight of a spitfire buzzing around, being shadowed by a helicopter, we just couldn't look away ...
Research back at base told us it was likely that this was some lucky people taking part in a Spitfire flying experience out of Goodwood.

After the engines of the Spitfire had faded into the distance it was a walk down to the Old Battery for more amazing views on the way down ...
There was a bit of larking around in the old Anderson shelter, before having lunch on the Parade Ground, where we nearly got blown away.
We finished off with a wander down the tunnel for, what we believe to be the actual best view of the Needles to be had.
It was then a short walk back to the stop for the Breezer and not long to wait to catch our ride back.

Thank you National Trust for another lovely day out, we really enjoyed our return visit and sharing this very special place with our good friends, who absolutely loved it 💜💜💜

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