The Needles

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.

References: Wikipedia


2 Comments Add yours

  1. A Flash Packers Guide says:

    Lovely photos I agree it’s a place to just enjoy being alive🙌

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