I spend days, weeks looking out across the Solent at the Isle of Wight, from one island to another, a gem of the British Isles.
Well today we went across, not for the first time, at least not for me, but for 5 teenagers it was. What better way to visit than by the HovertravelLtd hovercraft, we didn't have a lot of time but in the small amount of time we had we did a lot.
Once there and with the tide receding rapidly, we had time to grab ice cream and sunglasses and stroll off to the beach, families playing in the pools left by the outgoing tide, a 6 year old on a motorbike practicing speedway to an exceptional standard, sun was hot on our pale skin and our Crimson complection showed by the end of the day.
Don't just look at the island make time to go and visit, it's totally worth it.