Monday, 10 September 2012

from Needles Park to Newport then Sandown Pier

The Asian in me, a mandatory pose before heading to Needles Park.
Yes, it rained.
Finally, after few hours of bus ride, we reached the Park.
The needles rocks and lighthouse
From a distance, from where I was standing.

Chairlift going down the cliff
Let's get it on!

Ohhhh my . . . !!
Panicking face!

Look how wobbly it was!!

Please do not ask too much from me, how can I manage to smile while sitting on a chair
few feet high away from the ground, cliff, water.
Okay I'm lying, I smiled.

It was dark, windy and cloudy when we left Sandown to visit the one of the tourist attractions in Isle of Wight which is unfortunately located on the other side of where we stayed. I know right! As I was saying, we rode a blue double decker and it started to rain, and mind, we did not get a direct bus from Newport to Alum Bay (by mistake), which was a good experience because we're able to tour the island by just sitting inside the bus and enjoy the view.
Anyways, we arrived in Needles Park and the sky started to become clear. I first had a peep at the Needle rocks and roam around the park, I was planning to get unlimited ride ticket to the chairlift for £6 instead of a return ticket for £4 but it's so windy that they may stop the lift early that day. So I took the return and rode the lift. At first, I panicked because it was wobbly and so high!! :P but when I saw that it wasn't that fast, I started to calm down (I got no choice, I was already up there). :D
 As you all know, I'm not a theme-park-ride fan, I just do not like the idea of a fast ride. I'm not really afraid of heights, as long as it's secured and slow, I'm cool with that. ;)

Old school carousel

Also, we had the chance to see how they made some of glass vase that they sell in the park as remembrance. It was great for a pound, £1. However, the vase itself was quite pricey. Well, if you saw how it was made, may be you'll pay the price.

It's getting darker again, time to leave.
Basically, Newport is the centre of Isle of Wight but do not expect a lot. The place have lots of shops but not that usual high streets stores. But then, you can still enjoy the place, anyways, it's good to visit places that you have never been. ;)
Hello Newport!
Nothing much to do, okay. Back to Sandown.
Just a quick visit in Sandown Pier, few minutes walk from our B&B.

Knackered? yes, may be a little. I've seen a lot and I had fun.

Hi sweeties, have you visited Isle of Wight? Where is your favourite town and what made it your favourite?
Have you ridden in the roller coaster? tell me about your experience, I have never been and what can you say to convince me to try it?? x
- May Lynne

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