During our little trip to the Isle of Wight we took a drive and walk along the coast to get a view of the Needles. ‘The Needle’ -a row of three distinctive stacks of chalk that rise about 30m out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight. The formation takes its name from a fourth needle-shaped pillar called Lot’s Wife, that collapsed in a storm in 1764. The remaining rocks are not at all needle-like, but the name has stuck.
On the 1986 school trip I do not recall visiting this place. So I was in a child like state of excitement when we approached. I stood and let the wind blow my hair into a frenzy. It was nice.
We continued our leisurely walk along the coast and just enjoyed being alive.
When we reached the end of the walk we came by a house with a number of children’s small action figures, toys and for want of a better description ‘wise words’. It was fascinating to behold. I am not quite sure what it all meant really but it was a delight to gaze over.
And so endth our pleasant little walk.