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The Mission, Vintage Vacations, The Isle of Wight

The founders of the Blackgang Mission on the Isle of Wight would not have approved of me. Within seconds of being in this recently converted hall, I had broken one of the Ten Commandments. Thou shall not covet. I was … Continue reading

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Treeclimbing with Goodleaf, Isle of Wight

(first published in the column, My Life in Travel, The Observer, 8 March 2009) Interview with Paul McCathie, recreational tree climber, Goodleaf Tree Climbing Adventures, Isle of Wight  I started climbing trees after a gap year travelling.  I came home … Continue reading

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A greener shade of Wight

Gone are the purple rinses, the Isle of Wight is the new black. Or should I say green. It surfs, it sculpts, it sings, and it’s shouts sustainability.  It was also the guts of a hundred quid to go there … Continue reading

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