Isle of Wight

Bank holiday Adventure

Good evening friends,

I hope you’re all keeping well, safe and making the most of this glorious bank holiday weekend.

Saturday afternoon, my boyfriend mum and I went on a little adventure. We drove out to a beauty town in the south of the island, St Lawrence.

I could of dressed better for the adventure, but again, my head wasnt in the right place, I havent left the house properly for a stroll in months, I has the correct shoes but I could of worn shorts and t shirt instead of black Jean’s and a hoodie.

It’s as if I forgot about how warm and beautiful our spring/summers can be.

We parked up and began our social distancing walk by strolling past some absolutly beautiful hidden homes.

I love walking past others houses and see how they’ve made it into their own, either with the plants, decor, ornaments and finishing touches.

I never have a reason to visit this part of the island, so often forget how beautiful and peaceful it is.

We were lucky enough to have the most beautiful weather, and only passed about a dozen others with children and dogs, all to which we said good afternoon and hello to each other, and all were respectful enough to social distance and stand 2 meters or more apart when passing.

Along the way we passed old churches, abandoned homes, homes that we’re getting a bit of TLC, old stone walls and monuments, and an abandoned railway.

My boyfriend and I popped our heads in, we were going to walk all the way to the end, but we’d already been walking a few hours and decided to give it a go next time.

All whilst my mum feeding us information about the gorgeous sites. She and my boyfriend have such wonderful knowledge about the island, I try my best to soak it in but it just doesn’t stick.

Either way, an explore with them made my weekend.

As we strolled through the town, through the fields and hidden enclosures, up and down some extremly steep hills, exploring every nook and cranny, we sat down on a few benches, tucked into some doughnuts and enjoyed the view.

A long walk on our beautiful island is exactly what I needed.The fresh air did me some good, hearing the birds sing, the leaves rustle, the fresh sea breeze, with not a care in the world. It’s been months since I’ve felt like this.

Rememeber to look for the little things that are still possible, that are beautiful and they’ll keep you going.

Kaya •