Isle of Wight Journals

Around the World in 80 Ways, Isle of Wight

A June 2005 trip to Isle of Wight by 80 Ways Tim

Wetsuits Photo, Isle of Wight, England More Photos
Quote: I am travelling around the world using 80 different methods of transport to raise money for children with autism. Check out www.80ways.co.uk to find out more.

The Isle of Wight

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Wetsuits Photo, Isle of Wight, England
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"Okay, the race starts in five minutes..." Thom looked scared. It was Sunday morning, we had barely got ourselves out of bed, and we were on Sandown Beach, about to embark on a sailing-boat race. Or at least, Thom was. I was safe with Thom's dad's friend Tony, who was going to take me out for a leisurely cruise. I know nothing about boats or sailing. My vessel for the morning was a catamaran, which, for those of you with a similar level of knowledge, looks like two kayaks running parallel to one another, with a 5-foot square mesh sheet holding them togeter. My job was to sit at the front of the boat in the middle of the mesh and get hit by waves. I think I did a pretty good job. The bo...Read More

Hitching to Paris

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Not only did we miss our ferry, but we had to pay to get across the channel. Yet neither of these eventualities turned out to be particularly bad things. We had thought our well-honed blagging skills would get us another free ride and had run into the ticketing office suitably excited. Our contact in the PR department was not in the office for another hour (a good half-hour after the ferry left), and no one else was willing to let us on for free. We moved onto another ferry company, but the receptionist was not receptive. She asked us not to film her and then refused to let us speak to a manager. She insisted that we pay. Two pounds. Two pounds is what she insisted we pay. After sappin...Read More