It’s been a while since the last post. We’ve returned from India one recent weekend in April, barely unpacked, then re-packed and headed to the Isle of Wight for the first bank holiday of May.
IoW was an unusual choice for us for many reasons. The biggest was that we’ve run out of a Schengen visa and no appointments were available at short notice. Switzerland was the other choice (the only country an Indian pp holder on a UK residence permit can go to without a visa). We’ve already been to Zürich and Mr. R has seen Geneva. Plus, the prices for this time of year are mad. It just didn’t seem so appealing.
So, we looked once again, to the UK. I was looking at the map trying to figure out if the Channel islands was an option (you need a visa), when out of the corner of my eye, I spotted the IoW. It looked lovely – sitting in the middle of the sea with nothing to the south of it except water.
Islands are always good for an escape – this one would do for now.