WEEK 52 The Isle of Wight

67 miles walked

(total 3,044 miles walked)

I walked around most of the Isle of Wight Coastal Path. I figured I could miss out the bit between Cowes and Yarmouth as it is mostly inland anyway and this would mean I could get the ferry to Southampton. By doing this I missed out an inland walk from Lymington to Hythe, past the oil refinery. 

a stunning “Jurassic Coast” along the South of the island
Eight thousand years ago the Isle of Wight was part of the mainland and the Solent was just a river. That was before the Ice Age made it into an island. Having walked from The Needles to Foreland, I was struck by how this whole South Coast section of the IOW was really just a continuation of the Jurassic Coast. 

Bembridge lifeboat station
Finally, I can’t believe I didn’t see any red squirrels all week. Gutted. 

follow the IOW coast path signs

2 thoughts on “WEEK 52 The Isle of Wight

  1. Chris F August 10, 2016 / 9:27 am

    Another 67 miles in the bag………well done Juice. I bet you will be back at Cowes Week dressed from head to toe in Musto……its very competitive……on on Juice almost in Sussex then its Kent and its all over………

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  2. jcombe August 10, 2016 / 11:58 am

    “I was struck by how this whole South Coast section of the IOW was really just a continuation of the Jurassic Coast”. I agree entirely I think it should have been included in the World Heritage site. I made such a comment in my own blog only a week or so ago 🙂 It really is a lovely stretch of coast.

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