Monday 2 April 2012

April Fun

Dawn sets off
Having been stuck in the office during the beautiful sunshine of the last week in March we were delighted to see Sunday 1st April dawn bright and sunny, if a bit cold. Up early to take full advantage of our day off we set off to Gurnard Sailing Club for the first race of the Spring Series.
It was a lovely morning with a gentle breeze and after some close racing Dawn gained top spot on the podium much to her delight. Lunch in the club followed prepared by the all-volunteer crew. What a wonderful club Gurnard SC is.

When I grow up I want to be a Lion
In the afternoon we decided on a walk around the old village of Godshill up to the Worsley monument. We parked in the old village and saw this cat lazing in the sunshine.

Then we set off along the footpath behind the Griffin pub. This take you through the meadows and a bluebell wood out onto the lower slopes of the downs.

There is a steep climb up the steps but the view is fabulous. Why would you want to go abroad when you have such stunning scenery right here in the Isle of Wight?
Almost at the top - do you think we will reach the moon?

Back down through the woods past the Freemantle gate to the Appuldurcombe estate. It is very spooky to find this huge structure beside the footpath and it makes you realise how grand the estate must have been on the old days.

Then we came to a farm with some rather unusual animals. The Llama with her lovely long eyelashes and the pigs that look like sheep!

Finally, back through the Bluebell woods. We just had to have a play on the rope swings and climb the fallen trees.

What a great day!

The Isle of Wight is beautiful all year so why don't you come and see for yourselves?