And so we have already reached the Wednesday of our lovely holiday in the Isle of Wight.
Once again we woke to sunshine, so jumped in the car and drove off to Shanklin as I had an urge to visit Shanklin Chine having seen it on Countryfile earlier in the year.
petrol from storage tanks in southern England to the advancing Allied armies in France during World War 2!
We could have then left the chine and gone onto the beach, but we had so enjoyed walking down and enjoying the scenery that we decided to walk back up again. We were glad we did as when we reached the top and looked at the waterfall again, we noticed that the pool at the bottom of the waterfall was heart shaped, which we hadn't noticed when we arrived!
We then made our way back into Old Shanklin and bought ourselves sausage and chips for lunch and ate them in a public garden.
Hugh managed to leave his walking stick in the shop and didn't realise until much later in the afternoon. We drove all the way back and fortunately they were open and he was able to retrieve it!
After lunch, as the sun was still out, we decided to go to Godshill Model Village. I hadn't been to a model village for about 24 years and it was a brilliant one.
This is an identical copy of the real entrance to the model village - I almost lay on the ground to get this photo!
Hugh was happy as there was a large model railway layout, which we spent a long time looking at.
Hugh and Penny looking at some model houses.
This was brilliant - it was copy of Shanklin Chine, right down to the stone bridge we had crossed earlier in the day.
What I really liked was the church which was modelled on Godshill church itself and you could see the real church behind the model church.
As we left the village, Penny insisted that Hugh and I had our photo taken by her as a memento!
It was from here that we then had to do our mad dash back to Old Shanklin to retrieve Hugh's walking stick!