Saturday, October 24, 2009

Isle of Wight

Yesterday Lauren and I took a day trip through ISH (International Student House) and International Friends to the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is England's largest island about a half hours ferry ride from the southern coast. We woke up at the ungodly hour of 7am to be at the main housing building by 8, then were able to relax on a two hour bus ride to Portsmouth. From Portsmouth we took a car ferry to the Isle. Once safely on the Isle, we given a bus tour of the beautiful countryside. Unfortunately it was rainy, windy and cold but the scenery was still amazing. We made three stops on the Isle, first at small coastal town on the northern side of the island for pictures by the sea side.Our second stop was more inland for lunch and a bit of sight-seeing. We hiked up a hill in the center of the town to see a church and got a much better view of the scenery. Amazingly, when we came out of the church, the rain had stopped and the sun had come out! Made the rest of the trip much nicer. On our way back to the bus we stopped at a small little cafe for sausage and chips (french fries). Lastly, we stopped again at another small coastal town named Cowes to stretch our legs before the trip home and get a few last pictures.
After waking up so early and spendig the whold day traveling, Lauren and I spent most of the bus ride back sleeping (or at least trying to). But of course when we got home we found ourselves wide awake and decided to take a walk around Westminster. Today we slept in, laughed at all the Brittish people on the tube with mix-matched NFL jerseys on their way to the Buccaneers/Patroits game that was held here in London at Wembly today, and got some free food at a small party here at ISH. Alas, tomorrow is Monday yet again. Oh well, I still don't have to start my week quite yet ;)

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