Saturday, 8 March 2008

PhotoHunter: different

A very different day, for me: I had to travel to the Isle of Wight for work.

I started off on a high-speed and really very comfortable train, but at Brockenhurst had to change on to a different train, and I swear everyone looked up as I got on, wondering who this stranger could be - someone different!

station platform

On arrival at Lymington pier, I found the station, shall we say small, then I noticed the flower beds which were different from any others I have seen.

Wightlink ferry

Bearing in mind that I am used to cross channel ferries which can take up to 700 vehicles, I found this one a little odd, different - it looked as though it had been put together with matchsticks and string.

Lymington harbour

We set off leaving Lymington, a great yachting centre, behind.

Morning light on the sea

Into the morning light.

dinghy with sail furled

Hurst Castle

In the distance I could see Hurst Castle, a different sort of castle, built by Henry VIII as one of a chain of coastal fortresses and completed in 1544, on the Hampshire side.

The Needles and Fort Albert

On the other side on the island, again in the distance, were Fort Albert and The Needles. Fort Albert was built in 1856 but because of armoured ships became obsolete by 1858. It has been converted into housing, a different place to live.

So that was my journey, different from battling down the motorway, and if Blogger ever starts working agin, I'll be able to upload this post!!!!


23 comments:

  1. What an interesting post!! I love the flower beds in the boat!

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  2. I've always wanted to pop over to IOW.. but not made it yet..

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  3. looks like you had a great time.very interesting indeed.. ;) Have a great weekend ;)
    Life's impression

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  4. Terrific post! The boat garden is very cool. You sure made it look like a lot of fun!

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  5. I love teh Isle of Wight. It's odd to think now that the needles were the site of an important part of the defunct British space programme. Have a great weekend

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  6. Yes, it's nice to have Blogger working again!

    I love your "different" post. And I particularly like the flower beds int the small old boats. You have a great selection of photos.

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  7. I really like the boat/planter, it looks pretty. My catfriend Yao-Lin lives on the Isle of Wight!

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  8. This was a beautiful journey! The landscapes are marvelous too! This is what I'd like to have as job! traveling through landscapes like these!

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  9. excellent photos, I must admit, they are different...

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  10. Hi a. --

    Wondered whether you'd put up a photo hunt entry this week... but have to say that this week's entry was worth waiting for! Great pictures. Re the castle: Never seen one so close to a lighthouse (or vice versa) before. So different! :)

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  11. it's nice to travel. what lovely sights!

    *i was furious with blogger yesterday and early morning today that i have to sign off. can't open any Blogger sites, not even mine! :(

    have a great Sunday! :)

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  12. pretty and interesting post you got here..love all the pics especially the train..anyway check mine here

    http://pinay-wife.com/2008/03/different.html

    see yah..

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  13. What a delight to see your choices for the theme!! Lovely sights and short virtual trip, very interesting!!
    Happy weekend :)

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  14. It is a great essay on different, lovely shots! Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

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  15. Absolutely different!... Awesome photo!...Thanks for visiting mine!... Have a great day!...c",)

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  16. Some gorgeous places to see! Having some different flower containers around here, I also love the boat flower bed.

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  17. Excellent post for the different theme. Great group of photographs. I was frustrated with blogger yesterday myself, as it was down a long time. Glad you got this post up.

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  18. That was a very different experience.

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  19. Gorgeous photos and place....sigh...

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  20. I enjoyed your different choices, I like the different flower bed at the station.

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  21. i hear you! blogger has been bonkers as of late, almost wasn't able to post my March 8th and 15th PhotoHunt posts =0 congratulations though =] happy that you were able to take the road- errr sea?- less taken hehe

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  22. Ya the ferry looks so delicate, unlike the cross channel ferries travel by. :)

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