A slightly different post today (which I’ve been meaning to write for a few weeks now), but I hope you guys enjoy it all the same.
Those of you who follow me on Twitter might remember that my boyfriend and I went on an impromptu trip to the Isle of Wight this time last month. And by impromptu I mean the idea literally came to us around 9 p.m on a Friday night. So, since the weather forecast looked quite promising (compared to the freezing temperatures we had in the previous weeks), we quickly booked a room for Saturday night and started making some last-minute plans.
We decided that the easiest way to get there would be to drive down to Portsmouth and take the ferry from there. Which is what we did. Unfortunately, the trip took a bit longer than we expected so we didn’t have time to have a look around in Portsmouth, but the view from the ferry more than made up for it.
If you’re planning on visiting the Isle of Wight via Portsmouth, my number one tip would be to book your ferry tickets in advance. Since we were absolutely clueless at the time, we ended up buying them when we got there, which was a pretty big mistake. Not only were many of their services sold out already (even for the following day), but our tickets were a lot more expensive than pre-paid ones would have been. I think we paid more than £90 for a return ticket (for the two of us, plus the car), so do book ahead if you go, folks.