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The Military Road : Episode 2.6

The Picturesque Military Road & Fabulous Beaches

In this weeks' episode we tell you all about the Military Road on the Isle of Wight, which runs  from Freshwater in the West to Chale in the East.

What's Included? 

  • What is so special about a road?
  • What you can see along the road
  • Why you should take a scenic drive or bus ride along the road
  • The amazing beaches along road
  • Facilities along the beaches
  • Why you are guaranteed to find a nice clear spot on the beach even in the middle of summer

In the News

This week we bring you details of a celebrity wedding which took place on Valentines Day at Mottistone Manor. Celeb spotting, with the likes of Benedict CumberPATCH or is it BATCH? Tim from the office and Kiera Knightley. International News for the Isle of Wight!

Also more news on Acoustic Isle taking place on the Island at various venues between the 26th February and 8th March 2015.

Food & Drink 

We talk a packed out White Mouse Inn, in Chale and special offers to be found in the Weekender supplement of the County Press newspaper.

 

Direct download: Episode_2.6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary : Episode 2.5

Donkeys In Wroxall on the Isle of Wight 

In this weeks' episode we tell you all about the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, a charitable attraction, what you can see there and why you should visit.

What's Included? 

  • The purpose of the sanctuary
  • What goes on there 
  • Why you should pop along to visit the donkeys
  • Which members of your family would like to visit
  • How much time you will need
  • What to see when you are visiting

In the News

This week we bring you details of the Isle of Wight Challenge 2015, an ultra walking/running endurance event taking place on the 2nd and 3rd May 2015. 

Also some rather crazy news that, despite 70% of responders being against the idea, the IOW council will be introducing charges for foot passengers on the floating bridge between Cowes and East Cowes. Rumours are that it will cost 70p for a return trip or 40p if you pay using a smart card. Pensioners and children will be exempt. Watch this space for further future developments. 

Food & Drink 

We talk Hunters Chicken, Lasagne and dancing on the tables at the riverside pub, The Folly.

Direct download: Episode_2.5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Quarr Abbey : Episode 2.4

Historic Abbey : Religion, Fresh Produce & Pigs 

In this weeks' episode we tell you all about Quarr Abbey, the history of the Abbey, what you can see there now and why you should visit.

What's Included? 

  • How the Abbey came about
  • What goes on there these days
  • Why you should visit Quarr Abbey
  • How much time you will need
  • What to see when you are visiting

In the News

This week we bring you the King of the Pickle Wars.

A great new event on the Island announced this week, The Pearl Izumi Tour Series, coming to Ryde on the Thursday 14th May 2015.

Food & Drink 

We talk spicy tea and hummingbird cake at Quarr Abbey Tea Room.

Direct download: Episode_2.4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

Shanklin Theatre : Episode 2.3

A Fabulous Entertainment Venue on the Isle of Wight 

In this weeks' episode we tell you all about Shanklin Theatre, the great work done by volunteers, what you can expect to see and why you should use the Theatre.

What's Included? 

In the News

This week we have the UK's oldest person who lives on the Isle of Wight.

Red Funnel deploy their launch to help a stricken yacht or dingy!

Food & Drink 

We talk trendy chip baskets and presentation styles at The Reef, Sandown

Direct download: Episode_2.3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

 

Walk from Cowes to Gurnard

It is January and the middle of winter on the Isle of Wight so what do you do when it seems everyone has shut shop, you are off the booze and on a diet?

In this weeks' episode we tell you about a healthy flat walk with great scenery and a cafe or pub at each end (for those not dieting or abstaining for January).

What's Included?

In this episode you will find out:

  • Why the walk is good for all ages and abilities
  • Why you won't need your wellies on this walk
  • How far it is to walk in full
  • Why we like this walk
  • What you may see along the way

In the News

More interesting (& rather absurd) news from the Floating Bridge

Why the Isle of Wight will be playing host to Hollywood and Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer in the near future.

Direct download: Episode2.1-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10pm EDT

Welcome back to the new look Podcast version 2. 

In this episode 2.0 of our revival we bring you an introduction to the podcast, inlcuding who we are and why we do this! We also tell you all about what is going to be forthcoming on the podcast. 

We are looking forward to 2015 and all of the great events on the Isle of Wight. 

The new look show will include:

  • Reviews
  • News 
  • Interviews

This Weeks News

The news on the Isle of Wight includes Sally Taylor and the Hoegh Osaka.

Direct download: Episode_2.0_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT