I woke up in the early hours on Friday morning so excited to finally leave for Isle of Wight, that I ended up munching on gnocchi from the night before as I waited for my boyfriend Arun, to arrive. We left quite early for Southampton so that we could look around the area and make a day of it before getting on the ferry for 9pm. Even though it was late, the sun was just beginning to set so we sat on the top deck for a while until we were too cold to feel our hands.
Day 2 in Isle of Wight was cold and windy. After our English breakfast we drove to Blackgang Chine. However, inferior to our expectations this so called 'theme park' was desolate and barren with few rides to enjoy, so we got back into the car and set off on an adventure! We drove around Isle of Wight, looking at different areas of interest and finally found a little pathway and a pebble beach where we collected shells to take home. As it was cold we went to amazon world for a few hours, where we saw exotic animals such as an ocelot, lemurs, monkeys and many more! Bored, we drove back to Newport and on our way found a Cineworld and remembered that 'Dispicable Me 2' had just been released which we both really wanted to watch. So, we got a large hot-dog and nachos for dinner and enjoyed the movie: The whole cinema was left giggling at the minions and left in awe at the end with the daughter's cute speech. We ended our evening at a local pub with a pint accompanied with good old banter as we chatted the night away.
We were so sick of English Breakfast by the last day that we didn't eat breakfast. Instead we headed off to find a garlic farm as Arun wanted to take 'wet garlic' home. Following this we headed off to Ryde where we ate a kebab for lunch and bought ourselves American style sweets such as lucky charms, pop tarts and a Wonka bar! The pop tarts were scrumptious; we had the fudge sundae ones. We ended our last hours in Isle of Wight with a stroll along the sandy beach, watching the sun slowly set before we set off to take the ferry home.