As The Sun Sets


This photo was taken during a pleasant evening’s walk along Keats Green at Shanklin. In the distance, across Sandown Bay, we can see the white chalk cliffs of Culver Down. We can just make out a tall edifice on its top. It is called the Yarborough Monument, erected in memory to Charles Anderson-Pelham, the 2nd Baron Yarborough (later first Earl of Yarborough and also Baron Worsley), founder of the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes.

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Isle of Wight, England, August 2018 © Pete Hillman.

11 thoughts on “As The Sun Sets

  1. We had a few days on the IOW back in 2008. A very nice island we thought. I especially liked the Botanic Garden at Ventnor.

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    1. I did go to visit the Gardens as Ventnor but they were closed! I did enjoy a nice coastal path walk back to Shanklin, although it was hard going at times.

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      1. Oh, that’s a shame. Closed because you were there at the wrong day/time or closed? I know they were sold a few years ago.

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      2. It was all fenced off, and the odd thing was the gardens in Sandown were fenced off, too. I don’t know what was going on.

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