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Running for the Train and Hovercraft

What better way to spend a cold English day, then a trip to the Isle of Wight. There are a number of ways to get to the Isle of Wight, the easiest is the fast ferry from Southampton Town Quay which is less than a 10 minute walk from our place. However, the fast ferry would be no where near as much fun as a ride on a hovercraft. The hovercraft goes from Portsmouth to Ryde.

To get to Portsmouth, we had to walk over the Itchen bridge to the Woolston train station. Naturally we didn't leave quite early enough and 3/4 of the way across we saw the train approaching. This was our first sprint of the day. The train conductor kindly waited for us.

We arrived in Portsmouth and spent some time wandering around town before heading to the hovercraft. The hovercraft trip over was quite cool. Ryde however was not very exciting. We wandered around and then had some food. Then once again it was time for a quick sprint to catch the hovercraft back. Good thing we got to it in time because it appeared to break down on the other side.


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