Prepare for picture overload!!!! I took so many pictures and I couldn’t decide between them and so I’ve used loads!
We set off on Monday 15th with Nan to the Isle of Wight. It was Noah’s first trip on a ferry and Caitlin’s first trip for over 2 years….
It was very windy so we didn’t stay on the top for too long, but they loved looking out to sea and Noah just kept shouting boat!!!!!!!!!! We then made our way to our holiday home….. Errrm now how can I describe it ….. GROTTY!!!!!!!!!!! It was awful! It looked like it had been built in the 60’s and not touched since!! The bathroom suite which I forgot to get a photo of was faded pink and had been cleaned so much the pink had been rubbed through to the steel, oh and no shower. The beds were all virtually camp beds and the kitchen, well it was very worn!!!!!! This picture doesn’t even begin to do justice to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We then made the mistake of eating in the “restaurant”, we all agreed our food was awful too!! And Caitlin nearly had just chips for her tea as the chef was too scared to say what had milk in and so just said everything on the menu had milk in!!!!! A manager rescued her and so she got chicken nuggets…. They were actually the best item we ordered between us. And so off to bed we went feeling not very optimistic about our holiday!!!
On the Tuesday we went to Shanklin Chine which was lovely. It had a 40 foot waterfall and some nice gardens. It was a bit unfriendly for prams (not surprising really since it had to get to 40 feet high!!) so we abandoned the pram half way round.
There was also a really old bridge….
After the chine we ate our picnic on the seafront and played on Shanklin beach
Noah got a bit brave and gradually walked closer to the sea until it touched his shoe and then he ran away!!
All day we had brilliant weather and once out of the holiday park we had a great time. In the evening we braved the kids disco………….
Yep it really was as good as this picture looked!!!!! The music was bad and even though the park seemed full (there was a car outside every chalet and caravan) the bar and disco were not popular! We did eventually make one friend after about 20 minutes of Caitlin and Noah dancing alone, a little girl called Neve.
On the Wednesday we went to Godshill to a model village which was fantastic!!!! It was loads bigger than we thought it would be and it had so much detail, there was a camp site with little tents, churches, houses shops and even a scale model of a wind turbine!
Caitlin and Noah’s favourite part was the model railway, which we stood and watched for ages…
Caitlin also kept trying to get into the model houses…..
Even the shops had all of the right things in their window displays….
After the model village we went to the real shops in the village which were great, they had loads of really unusual things in and they were all really different After that as we are slightly mad we went to the dodgy disco again and met Neve again…
Thursday we decided to go to Nodes Point beach so we took our bucket and spade and walked down from our chalet to the beach. The beach was lovely and quiet and we built sandcastles and played in the sea.
And Nan buried Caitlin’s feet in the sand…
Then the tide came in and our video camera fell off the little ledge behind Noah right into the sea!!!!!
All of the components had gone rusty by the time we made it back up to the chalet so its looking like it is dead! Luckily we didn’t have much footage on it but it was a good camera so that part isn’t good…..
After the beach we went for a swim in the parks swimming pool and to use their showers to get properly clean after the sand. The pool was ok but as with the rest of the park it could do with a bit of attention.
We were due to catch the ferry back to England on the Friday so we tried to squeeze a visit to the steam railway in but it wasn’t running as it was now winter, so we had to make do with the very small railway museum.
and then we headed off to the ferry……..