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08/16/2001 Entry: "Back from Wight (Isle of)"

Well we arrived home late last night. Made quite good time. My navigation unit in the car was programmed to go from Judy's House (where we were staying), to my house, and it figured out the ferry in-between. One of my best investments that.

So, what did we do? Well, we went to Sandown Beach on the first day, spent time just lying around. Taylor didn't like the sea, but I suspect that was just because it was sooo cold (I only put my feet in, and decided that was enough). Because he was now wet though, all the sand stuck to him like a magnet. He made a castle in the sand using his new bucket and spade, but then discovered that his hands were covered in sand, and it looked tasty, so he had a nibble. I think he liked it because the look on his face said: "this is nice, and there is so much of it !!!"

We then went for the first of many walks. I don't think I have walked so much for a long time. My legs are aching. Went to the cinema that evening, locally in Newport, and saw Dr Dolittle 2. Not as good as the first in my opinion.

The second and final day, we went to Robin Hill. It is a sort of walk/theme park/climbing experience. See the website to understand. We all enjoyed it, although we wanted to go on the Tobogan, and it started raining, so they closed the ride ;-(

We then went to Shanklin to look around the shops. We went down the lift to the beach with "Mr. personality" (he wasn't very smiley, or even very happy). We stumbled upon the Shanklin Regatta, and watched the finals of the ladies Tug-of-War. I won a bottle of champagne on the bottle stand, and then it was time to come home. All in all a great trip. We will take Taylor back there soon (as long as Judy doesn't mind) and look around some more. The weather held up for us most of the time, and I came home exhausted. I am looking forward to getting back to work, for a rest ;-)



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