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 Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point

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delboy
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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:57 am

So now it was into Ventnor, now Ventnor is built on the side of Boniface Downs and there are only two directions to go, up or down. So with the decision made to return by bus it was the rest of the afternoon to relax.

So we headed to the Spyglass Inn



A bar and restaurant which overlooks the bay



It was a beautiful sunny afternoon



hardly a cloud in the sky



and a couple of lagers went down a treat



as we watched the world go by



but soon it was time to walk up the hill to catch the bus






so it was goodbye to Ventnor



and into town to catch the number 6 bus, Boniface Downs sits above the town



This time we didn't have to climb it but the bus fare was £3.50 each, not sure what a taxi would have charged

will finish the last part tonight


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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:17 am

Great read and great pics, rep from me Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:08 pm

So after a well earned bath it was to the Buddle Inn for the last time



We both picked the curry of the day but we thought it was not the best choice, I felt I had better from a Patak's jar but never mind just a bad pick and could have had better

So it was back to the Hotel for a badger session, Mrs Db and I decide to have a look and they were there and feeding. We were the only guests watching and Mrs Db decided to pop up to the room whilst I larked about with the camera.

There were four of them, I thought what the hell, I opened the door and they scurried off. Never mind I went into one of the little gazebos and waited.

Soon all four came back, they love cornflakes



I had set the camera for night time portrait which gives a double flash and a orange glow. However, any movement from the badgers gave a ghosting effect and these little creatures were never still.



I must have taken about 50 shots and I only had a blank black screen to see them through.



Then another couple of guests stood in the doorway trying to take photos, I beckon them to come out and said, "they well come back in a few minutes", so now there were three of us cheers The badgers soon came back



Eventually there were five of us snapping and talking and the badgers didn't mind



Anyway loved being with the animals but foxy didn't turn up but a good last night

So it was bedtime

and next morning it was the last fry up and bucks fizz, Mrs Db joined me with the traditional breakfast, which this time included bubble and squeak



and the last coffee and toast and marmalade



Because our Ferry wasn't till late we could have our room till noon and a bit of a wait for our boat but eventually we were aboard



Then as the boat pulled away Mrs Db said, "Goodbye IOW"



"But I'll be back" Shocked affraid



So that was the story of it all folks


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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:10 pm


Brilliant Db - another well deserved rep for all your efforts...

...and a fab story ! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:55 pm

Great story & photo's mate, well earned rep from me. clap clap

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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:39 pm

Really enjoyable del rules

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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:48 pm

A great read & fabulous pics DB. Rep on the way.

bravo

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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:00 pm

thanks all, it was a great break that I could recommend
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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:48 pm

Brilliant DB . . so enjoyed the stories and fab pics . .
Glad you both had a great break . . what fab weather you got!
Another happy memory in the bank . . cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:54 pm

Forgot to say . . . Rep! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:47 pm

Very Happy Forgot to say - loved the pic of the cows standing on the top of the hill . . how did you direct them so well . .
DB : That's it Daisy, could you look this way please . . Buttercup and Primrose - could you please push in a bit as I haven't got my wide angled lens

And the 'interesting' signs in the graveyard . . lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:09 am

yes there was another, "I never heard the train coming" I Pod.
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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:29 am

delboy wrote:
yes there was another, "I never heard the train coming" I Pod.

wtf wtf wtf wtf

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PostSubject: Re: Isle of Wight, Enchanted Manor, Niton, Ventnor, Black Gang and St Catherine's Point   Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:20 pm

'I never heard the train coming, I pood?'
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