The Steamer Inn, Shanklin esplanade

Hopefully this page will help a returning visitor to go to an updated or new areas within my existing site which they may not have seen.

Oct 23

We are walking The I. O. W. coast path again this year - clockwise this time, wish us luck!

Oct 22

Walked The I. O. W. coast path in 6 days carrying all our gear and staying in pubs/Hotels/B and B's along the way with a 3 day break at the end! Fantastic time we had and around 77 miles covered. We saw parts of The Island we had never seen before, and visited some pubs we had never been in before!

July 21

Return holiday to The Island for 2 weeks, we had a great time and the weather was good. Tourism is starting to pick up, however many places have a shortage of staff, unusual opening times. Booking several days in advance for meals out.

June 20

For those folk who miss the I.O.W. during this lovely weather visit David Groocock's Facebook page where there are short videos of his daily walks in the local area of Ventnor - some nice views, and memories.

May 20

Apologies for not updating this website for quite some time and I have just started picking up emails sent to this website again. Stay safe in these challenging times, hopefully The Island's tourism will return in full flow again in the not too distant future.

June 18

Favourite place for food last year was The Wight Mouse Inn, Chale, and a close second The Yarbridge Inn, Brading. Apologies for not updating this site for ages but I will try over the next few weeks.

February 17

Looking forward to our return visit to The Island in July this year, lots of places to visit and information to update.

August 15

Some new local events listed within this page for 2015.

August 14

After 8 great days on The island our favourite place to have a meal is easily The Yarbridge Inn, Brading. Proof again this year that the Island mostly has far better weather than forcast!

July 14

Looking forward to our trip back to The Island after a two year break.

June 14

Isle of Wight beach awards for 2014 are now included at my recommended beaches page and the Seaside Award for beaches.

June 13

Isle of Wight beach awards for 2013 are now included at my recommended beaches page and the new Seaside Award replaces the previous Quality Coast Award for beaches.

Aug 12

After a 9 day holiday on The Island I have some new pictures and updates to apply. Favourite place for food this year is The Yarbridge Inn, Brading and our favourite attraction this year is The Isle of Wight Zoo. Favourite FREE place to visit is without doubt the ever popular and expanding Garlic Farm.

May 12

Isle of Wight beach awards for 2012 are now included at my recommended beaches page.

Apr 12

Memories of the 1950's on The Island has kindly been supplied by Marion Laurence, this has been added to my reader's memories section.

Feb 12

Local events for 2012 has some new additions.

Jan 12

Memories of the 1940's on The Island has kindly been supplied by Patrick Pyke from Australia, this has been added to my reader's memories section.

Nov 11

A couple of old galleries have been renewed, Godshill village and Shanklin Chine.

July 11

A couple of new entries into Isle of Wight Local Events pages including UK’s first German Pop-up Restaurant and Beergarden at The Mill Bay Inn, Ventnor.

May 11

Ventnor, Shanklin, Sandown have kept their Blue Flag awards for 2011 as well as a total of another 8 beaches being awarded Quality Coast awards. These have been updated within my recommended beaches section.

All Tourist Information Centres on The Island have been closed as from end of March 2011 after a decision by The Council. An attempt to partly fill this lack of services is being offered by Southern Vectis a local bus company, they have information offices in Yarmouth, Cowes, Ryde and Newport. I am sorry for this far from ideal situation for present and future tourism on The Island.

Feb 11

My favourite pictures has had a revamp with some pictures added that were taken last year and also the visitor tips from personal experience page and Erosion and Landslips section has been updated.

Dec 10

Merry Christmas to all our viewers!

Isle of Wight Zoo in Sandown is now open at the weekends and are currently promoting Open Winter Weekends see for details.

Nov 10

Isle of Wight local events pages have been updated with a few happenings at Osborne House and St. Mary's church in Brading. I have finished reading Gay Balwdwin's new ghost book recently published titled Ghosts of Knighton Gorges and very good it is, a fascinating and detailed read, for those who have enjoyed her previous books or are interested in the well known Knighton Gorges you will not be disappointed.

Aug 10

Two more beaches are featured in our beaches guide. After enjoying ourselves in The Owl and Monkey Haven this deserves a recommendation within my attractions section.

Just got back on the 7th after spending a great 2 weeks on The Island. I have some updating to do with new places that we visited, updated areas will be mentioned here. The Taverners in Godshill, Benghal Palace nr Newport and The Propeller Inn, Bembridge are the new places deserving a recommendation in my Pubs for a drink and Pubs for Food sections.

June 10

11 Isle of Wight beaches achieved Quality Coast Awards this year and the Marine Conservation Society and EnCams Blue Flag awards for 2010 are now included in my beach guide.

April 10

New page for Isle of Wight local events 2010 - if you would like a mention get in touch. Apologies for no updates of late....I have spent the last 3months decorating!!!

Dec 09

I would like to wish all viewers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!