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Boat Friday

Leaving Southampton a week last Wednesday to head to a land far away - well, the Isle of Wight. Having been thwarted in two previous occasions during 2018 to get a day's cycling on the island, we had some third time luck; we had the only all sunny day so far this year although it was chilly. We had twelve cyclists for our trip; some had taken the day off work. 

 

 

Boat Friday

Leaving Southampton a week last Wednesday to head to a land far away - well, the Isle of Wight. Having been thwarted in two previous occasions during 2018 to get a day's cycling on the island, we had some third time luck; we had the only all sunny day so far this year although it was chilly. We had twelve cyclists for our trip; some had taken the day off work. 

 

 

comments (12)

This cave me a chuckle, Al.
Alan: It was a good day out. I managed to loose the two groups we had and I had around 10 miles on my own!
Good to play hooky every now and again!
Alan: Even though I'm no longer in paid employment, I do work full time in the leisure industry. When asked what do I, I say I do nothing and I do it extremely well smile (Not true; every day is action packed!).
Certainement une belle balade sur cette île.
Alan: It has huge network of walking paths well signposted.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2019, 06:22
That reflection was fortuitous (or planned?)
Alan: Ummm..unplanned!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jan 2019, 06:24
Only the "die-hards" try three times and even take the day off from work, good for you all, Alan. Great view from the boat and I am glad you had a great day cycling!!
Alan: The first time we cancelled was because of very poor weather and the second time was because fo a fire on board of the ferry! It was a good day out. I managed to loose the two groups we had and I had around 10 miles on my own.
So, when two doors are closed, one window opens up! I love it for you, Alan, because you clearly wanted to go.
Alan: We had a lovely day, despite me managing to loose the two groups we had and needed up cycling around 10 miles on my own smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2019, 06:47
The day off WORK


Hmm...I remember that word but I've not used it this past NINE years!
Alan: Well, I still do work but don't get paid. I work full time in the leisure industry. When asked what do I, I say I do nothing and I do it extremely well. (Actually, my days are all action packed with little time for doing nothing).
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2019, 06:50
Oh yes, only the "die-hards" are cycling on chilly days like today. I wonder that I don't see any person on the ferry, but you must have been there to take this picture.
Alan: I think virtually all the other travellers were commuters and so had seen enough of the views from the outside. My cycling chums were too busy queuing in the cafe to get coffees, etc. When I was in deck, there was an announcement about taking care when on the outside desks as they could be slippery. Seconds later, I slipped on an icy patch smile Thanks, Philine!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2019, 08:04
I thought you had always some dear carers with you on your bike rides, so that you didn't slip out or loose the groups.
Alan: Hahah!! My carer on this trip was not keeping a close enough reign on me; she was concerned, though, for a while smile My principle carer is still unable to ride, unfortunately. Thanks, Philine.
I have fond memories of the isle of wight.
Alan: It's always a delight. The west side is bit like merry old England as its as 20 years ago smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Jan 2019, 09:14
A propped bridge rather than cantilevered.
Alan: Yes, well spotted. Perhaps they were concerned in case they had any really big crew on the bridge.
A fine shot Alan, I trust you managed to join the rest of the party for the tearoom part.
Alan: Oh yes; no worries on that score smile

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