Saturday, 8 January 2011

Cowes, Isle of Wight

We visited Cowes on the Isle of Wight last week.  I haven't been there for 12 years so it was nice to return as it is known as "the sailing capital of the world".   However, New Year is a VERY chilly time of the year so not much sailing going on. (photo source)
Just an hour's ferry ride, with the Red Funnel, from Southampton and we reached East Cowes.  An intriging chain ferry then hauled us across the other side of the Medina river to West Cowes.
Promotions for the Superyacht Cup in 2012 just prior to the London Olympics.
The world famous photography shop of "Beken of Cowes" was unfortunately closed due to the holidays, but good to see the photo in the window of the large one I have framed here in Croatia of Susanne 1911. 
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1 comment:

  1. Glad you had a good time. please add a link to it would be much appreciated. You might also like to follow us on Facebook and Twitter at cowesofficial


    Tim Addison