So I was packing the car at 7:55 and was prompt into breaky at 8. I arrived at the ferry terminal at 9:15 which was fine but my ferry was scheduled to leave at 11:25 and arrival was between 10:25 and 10:55. I enquired if there was any chance of an earlier ferry and i was told to go to lane 5, I got on the 10:05.
After a mammoth trip (about 40 mins) I was at Yarmouth. So...
766 St James, Yarmouth
The statue was of Louis XIV it was being taken to France when the British intercepted the ship. The statue was headless (the sculptor was going to add the head in Paris) and it was reused as a monument for a local dignatory.
767 St Michael, Shalfleet
It was getting towards lunchtime and my Isle of Wight source (that's you Caroline!) had advised me that the National Trust Garden at Mottistone was small and pretty with a good cafe. So.....
I might add the cafe was good, I had a lovely homemade tomato soup, it is just a shed with outdoor seating none of your pretentiousness as at some Trust properties.
A few OC moments....
I revisited the cafe for a cuppa and a rather nice beetroot and brazil nut cake.
And on to my hotel with a quick look in at
768 St Michael, Shorwell.
And tomorrow brings my first full day on the island. It certainly looks attractive on my ride from Yarmouth to Bonchurch.