Just about 24 hours after I handed in my 10,000 words to the Law, Politics, and Sociology Department (yes! I’m finally done!), an acquaintance posted on Facebook that she was selling a ticket to the International Student Office’s trip to the Isle of Wight because she still had a paper to finish. Obviously I snapped that up — and with just 12 hours to spare before the trip was set to depart from campus.
I was kind of apprehensive about this impulse-buy (as I’ve mentioned before, I usually like to book stuff like this months ahead of time, so this was a bit of a walk on the wild side), but it turned out to be such a good idea. We visited a beach and some cliffs and the natural beauty of the island was just incredible. I’ll let my photos do the rest of the talking.
Though I wish we’d gotten a less-cloudy, warmer day (honestly, England, this is what passes for late-May weather?), I’m so glad I ended up going on this trip and would definitely recommend making a day trip to the Isle of Wight if you’re spending any time in the south of England — especially if it’s during the summer months. It’s absolutely beautiful and such a nice break from the cities.