I had never visited the Isle of Wight before so I was really looking forward to driving there with the kids.
We left home at 4am, to avoid the hot spots on the motorways and completed the 335 miles trip in good time. We stopped for a full greasy spoon breakfast at 6am and arrived at the Red Funnel terminal at 10am.
on the Solent
The trip across was a treat as the boat had to navigate through the yachts and boats in full competition mode!
We met my husband in Cowes, he had been there from the start of the week doing his corporate entertaining thing on one yacht and then crewing (if that's not the correct term l'm sorry) on another yacht in his spare time. We had our dinner with him a little early around 5pm as we were beat from wandering around Cowes and our long drive. Then we left to drive to our authentic vintage vacation destination.
in the marina
Our trailer was a 1962 Airstream Safari and is in immaculate original condition bar a few small reconditioned elements.
For a gal who loves all things vintage and retro, it was a pleasure to be able to experience the trailer, in its full glory. Vintage Vacations uk is the brain child of Helen and Fraser who both manage and run the whole show. They have 10 trailers and counting all told and will shortly be adding the option of a renovated old Mission Hall to the site and even more trailers are being refurbished.
The attention to detail is outstanding as Helen has added a pile of authentic vintage board games, magazines and books. The Babysham is chilled with the original glasses and a fresh cream tea was awaiting our arrival. Bliss!
Keep an eye out here for details of her innovative and uniquely original
'SHOP IN A BOX'
Check out their site http://www.vintagevacations.co.uk/ for more info.
this was our accomodation
And here we stayed for the rest of the evening, planning our adventure for the next few days.
view from a very chilled and chilly chair!