|Chair lift down to Alum Bay. An unnerving experience.|
|We took the 15 minute speed boat tour out into the bay,|
to the Isle of Wight's most famous feature - The Needles
|Alum Bay, famous for its coloured sands. You are NOT allowed to take any from the beach.|
|My boys amused themselves with trying to build as many and as big rock towers as they could.|
|Distance shot of the Needles|
|St Catherine's Oratory, a medieval lighthouse and one hell of a climb!|
A 360 degree view from the Oratory. It was worth the climb!
We also made another visit to Walton - not for shark teeth this time, but some sand to make my chooks a luxury sand dust bath! We found a disappointing two teeth, both broken, but we did find this:
This is how I always imagined fossils looked if you said the word. Might be bone fragments, might just be wood, but it was an unusual find for us. Just waiting on identification. We also took the monsters strawberry picking, turning some into jam and others into chocolate coated treats we later ate with icecream.
I'm still trying to catch up after a week's holiday. Reunion is back with me for edits, Unexpected is with the editor, Revived is still unfinished, and Keir's Shadow is still at 33% on revisions and I've already fallen four days behind on the target I set myself. Eeeeeeep!
Cosplay has also been on hold due to other things, but I completed the White Rabbit waistcoat to finish off eldest's costume for Alice in Wonderland (happening just a week from now!).
The blustery weather has made my chooks rather skittish so they haven't been out in the garden very much recently. Here are Kyru and Pitch looking rather fed up about it (you might just be able to see the others skulking in the background and doing their best to stay out of the wind).
Here's hoping for something less breezy!