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      Sally Lunns

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM

      Is this far from the railway station please?

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    • London Reconstructing of Big Ben

      London Nov 27, 2016 at 11:14 PM

      Hi all,
      I will be heading to London for the first time in Feb 2017.
      News had mention that the reconstructing of Big Ben will start in early 2017. The last news available was in April 2017 about the works. I have also read the FAQ at the parliament website but they do not really have an indicative date.
      Read that scaffolding will take 4-6 months to build. Not sure if the view in Feb will be much effected. Saw google images of the tower with scaffolding and it's not a very pretty sight. :(
      Anyone knows of any news of the work schedule or any comments much appreciated.

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      London Gatwick changes

      London Nov 25, 2016 at 10:24 AM

      I have posted this on the TRAVEL ALERTS section here on VT but don't know if there is any other place to post.

      From the 25th January 2017
      These changes take place at London Gatwick
      British Airways will operate from South Terminal
      Easyjet and Virgin will operate from the North Terminal.

      Found this when I tried to book parking at Gatwick's aiport and this warning came up.

      Feel free to move to any appropriate section

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    • TERMINAL TRANSFER

      Heathrow Nov 24, 2016 at 2:05 AM

      I am travelling from Delhi to Terminal2 I have to get my complete luggage and then go to Terminal 3 for check IS this possible or I have to get visa

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      Bus service

      Carlisle Nov 22, 2016 at 12:06 AM

      Is there a bus service from Court Square ( or nearby ) to The Sands Centre ( or near ). I can't seem to find what I'm looking for on the internet

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      New Years Eve

      London Dec 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM

      Hi there, I am travelling to London over the new year with my Girlfriend. We've left it a bit last minute but we're wondering if anyone has any good suggestions on how to spend NYE. Whether that be a dinner and dance, street party, and kind of event really to make it a memorable new year? All suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    • Leeds, Temple Newsam, where to stay

      Leeds Nov 11, 2016 at 2:55 PM

      I plan to drive from the Scottish Borders, stopping at Hadrian's Wall then to Leeds where I'd spend one night then visit Temple Newsam the following morning.

      Can anyone recommend a pleasant b&b near TN?

      Is Temple Newsam in the city, a suburb or rural area? I'd like to stay in a less populated area.

      I haven't been able to learn much on the net. Is Wakefield convenient to TN?

      Thanks!

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    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

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      Airside transit or visitor in transit visa or no visa requirement in heathrow airport?

      Heathrow Yesterday

      Hi everybody, I am Brent, from Vietnam. Now Im living in Hungary and then I have resident permit of an EEA members (as Hungarian resident permit).
      In Jan 2017, my friend (Hungarian) and I (vietnamese, have an EEA resident permit) is going to travel to Vietnam by British Airways, in which we will transit in Heathrow Airport for about 5 hours. We are arriving to heathrow in terminal 3 and then departing in terminal 4. So please help us, in this case, do we need to apply for the airside transit visa or visiting in transit visa?

      1. We have 2 ways ticket (go to vietnam and back to hungary)
      2. We are a Hungarian and Vietnamese (Have hungarian resident permit) and ofc valid passport and vietnamese visa.
      3. British airways has confirmed that our checked bags will be sent directly to the last destination.
      4. We have to change terminal in the Heathrow airport.

      Thanks very much and best regard !!

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      Best restaurants in Nottingham, near City of Caves

      Nottingham Dec 5, 2016 at 7:18 AM

      Hi!
      I'm planning a trip to Nottingham where I will show my friends the sandstone beauty, the City of Caves. Since we may spend there a lot of time, I need some recommendations on good cafes/restaurants/pubs near this attraction to have a dinner at. Where would you go? =) The cuisine doesn't matter, but the distance does (it should be near the City of Caves). I've found a list of restaurants at alltheviews.com/restaurants-... but still can't decide on a place to visit. Is Ibérico World Tapas really great?

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    • Is this a good place to celebrate birthday in London?

      London Dec 5, 2016 at 4:23 AM

      Hi all,
      I'm new here and I hope you can help me with advice:
      Being studying various restaurant comparing sites (Tripadvisor, Michelin, Alltheviews...), I decided to try out Ye Olde Mitre Yelp and Tripadvisor estimate it pretty high (as I can judge from alltheviews.com/Ye-Olde-Mitr...), but I want a real person opinionб who has been there recently. I forgot to mention the reason - why I'm choosing a place to go out: we want to celebrate my father's bithday and he likes bars a lot. So, we need one with a good atmosphere.

      So, is Ye Olde Mitre a good place to go to for a celebration?

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    • Oyster or contactless

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:39 AM

      is there any advantage to buying the oyster cards or is using concatless cards just the same.

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    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

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    • Best transportation to Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor

      London Dec 5, 2016 at 9:14 AM

      I will be visiting London for 3 days in March. I would like to take a day to visit Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor (both in the same day).

      I saw there was a tour offered that included them both, but they are only on Fridays, and unfortunately I will not be there at that time.

      What is the best way to travel from London to these two sites? Rail? Bus? Some other way?

      Thank you for any information.

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      The Royal Crescent

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:12 AM

      Hi is this museum easy to find from the railway station, also how much time does it take to get round?

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    • Family attractions

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:43 AM

      I need to keep two young children and 3 young adults entertained.

      I´ve book tussauds and the london eye. We are hoping to go to Winterwonderland and see Buckinhgam palace. Are there any must sees or child freindly activities.

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    • Cheap accommodation near London

      London Nov 24, 2016 at 11:47 AM

      Hello! I'm travelling to London this Saturday, but I don't have a place to stay yet. I will be in London for 1 month and I was wondering if you recommend any location near London where it might be cheaper, or if you know of any Web page in which people offer rooms for short term accommodation. Thank you so much!

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      Narrowboat Holidays on English canals.

      England Dec 5, 2016 at 4:46 PM

      Mrs Flying.Scotland and I are considering a one week canal boat holiday next August / September. We will both be 70, are reasonably fit, and want a trip that goes through small towns and villages with good canalside pubs and nice countryside too. Can anyone suggest what is their favourite canal trips and also any pointers for first time canal boaters. Thanks for any help you can give us. Bruce

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      Weatherspoons

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      Is there one in Bath please?

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    • Luggage storage on departure day .

      London Nov 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM

      The accommodation we have booked dont have luggage storage facilities on our departure day. We check out at 10 and have a train booked for 4. I've checked at the train station and the cost is £87. ( 1 case and 6x Hand luggage) is this my only option? We were hoping to use our last day to visit winter wonderland .

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    • visiting highclere castle from london

      London Nov 18, 2016 at 2:11 PM

      best way to get to HIghclere Castle from London. I was going to take a tour from London but they all include other stops for a full day. I'd just like to go to the castle and gardens. Any thoughts

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      London & Ireland for 2 Weeks - Seeking Advice

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 3:28 PM

      My husband and I are thinking of doing this trip next summer (likely mid-July or early August).

      We want to spend 2 weeks: 1 week in/around London then 1 week for Ireland including travel time.

      We have lots we want to do in London - I am a huge British monarchy & literary history buff, plus we have some family in Suffolk so I feel like we have enough to occupy us there for a week. Then we were thinking of doing the rail & sail through Wales to Dublin and renting a car in Dublin to cruise around a bit for 5 days. We'd like to stay in Dublin a few nights, want to visit Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, maybe drive the Wild Atlantic Way, and stay in Galway as well. We'd then have to head back to London as I'm sure it will be cheaper to fly in/out of there.

      Does this sound like a feasible trip? Any recommendations you can offer for the Ireland leg - that itinerary is just based on the very basic things I know about Ireland, obviously, so very open to hearing what you all think! Any suggestions for things to do in London, too, are appreciated.

      We are planning on getting an airbnb outside the city centre for London and also wondering about affordability of lodgings in Dublin/Galway. Thanks!

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    • London Travel

      London Dec 3, 2016 at 7:49 PM

      Hello Good Day. I am travelling to London for a day on 24th Dec. Can you please let me know:
      1. What ticket can I purchase for a days journey from Heathrow 5 to central London which would work on trains and buses for the day.
      2. Can I purchase the ticket at Heathrow Terminal 5
      3. How much will it cost and can i use credit card issued internationally.
      4.. Are there any timings restrictions for trains or buses as it is a Saturday and Christmas eve.
      Thank you for your help. Best Regards.

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      Helpful advice

      London Nov 26, 2016 at 10:08 AM

      What is the least expensive and best time to try and send my parents to London?

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    • Any suggestions

      London Nov 18, 2016 at 1:19 PM

      Im visiting London soon. We are a family of 7 , 4 kids 2 x19, 17, 8 and 7. We are staying on tower bridge road. Hopefully visiting London eye, buckingham palace, hyde park, Tower bridge and Tusaudes and hoping to see the sky gardens too.
      Can anyone offer local info on places to eat on tower bridge road. We´ll probablly need to be near the apartment early evening for the younger children.

      Also is transport easy from tower bridge road into the centre ? Is it easy enough to get 2 x cabs to take us into the centre or will we need to get a bus to the local tube station.

      Any info or tips will be muchly appreciated.

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    • Travelling to the Isle of Wight in December

      Isle of Wight Oct 24, 2014 at 3:26 AM

      our family, comprising 4 adults, an infant and a toddler, will be arriving from South Africa. Is it possible to get public transport from Bristol airport to the Isle of Wight ? We need advice as to whether to hire a vehicle at the airport ? what is the train and coach system like. We would really appreciate any information that you are able to give us

      9 Answers Nov 1, 2014 at 1:29 AM
    • Travelling to the Isle of Wight in December

      Isle of Wight Oct 24, 2014 at 3:26 AM

      our family, comprising 4 adults, an infant and a toddler, will be arriving from South Africa. Is it possible to get public transport from Bristol airport to the Isle of Wight ? We need advice as to whether to hire a vehicle at the airport ? what is the train and coach system like. We would really appreciate any information that you are able to give us

      7 Answers Nov 1, 2014 at 1:22 AM
    • Things to do with a teenager and a dog

      Isle of Wight Jul 15, 2014 at 6:49 AM

      Hi, we are travelling to the IOW next month, it will be myself, my teenage son and our small dog. We are trying to fill the week up and looking for places to visit/do, can anyone recommend anywhere, preferably that are dog friendly, or things suitable for a teenager. Thanks

      4 Answers Jul 28, 2014 at 3:36 AM
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      Quick day trip

      Isle of Wight Apr 6, 2012 at 2:43 PM

      We've decided to pop over to Isle of White for a day trip tomorrow. It was just a sudden thought, but I must admit I know nothing about the place, and have no idea what we should be on the lookout for. Hoping for any last minute ponters to what would be nice to check out. I understand there is a road all the way around, but not sure how far it is to do the full circle? Will be taking the ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth.

      9 Answers Apr 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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      Cycle round the IOW

      Isle of Wight Sep 6, 2010 at 10:43 AM

      Hi All
      Has anyone ever cycled round the Isle of Wight? I've found a few routes and wondered if anyone had any suggestions.
      We were thinking of doing about 40 miles one day and 20 the next; could anyone recommend a good stop off B & B? Of course that depends on the below;
      We'd like to start in Cowes (as that's where the ferry gets in) but am not sure which direction to start in; clockwise or anti-clockwise. Is one way hillier / head windier than the other?
      We have all done many 40-50 miles rides before on either hybrid or mountain bikes.
      Thanks for any help.

      2 Answers Sep 6, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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      off road biking around IOW

      Isle of Wight Apr 23, 2010 at 7:57 AM

      hello IOW

      a friend and i are planning to do the british heart foundation 100kmoff road ride around the IOW this june. anyone know the route? done it? can tell me how technical it is? how hilly?

      bhf.org.uk/events_and_volunt...

      any thoughts or ideas welcomed, we plan to stay a couple of days either side and it would be good to meet some grockles, no, i think we are the grockles... is that right?

      x tina x

    • Winter Nightlife for a male group of 30 something's

      Isle of Wight Jul 3, 2009 at 5:52 AM

      Hi There,

      I am trying to arrange a 30th bday trip away in Early December for a group of 7 males.......The pre-requisite is "not a City a city break". so have found some awsome accomidation in chale on the south coast of the island.

      We plan to spend a couple of nights at the lodge playing cards etc but would like one big night out with a classy lively friendly atmosphere till the wee hours of the morning.

      What is Isle of white like in December?

      Where do the youngish people go?

      Does anyone have any ideas?

      Any help would be really appreciated as i have exhausted google with not much joy :-(

      Many thanks
      Jonnie&Jessie

    • quarr abbey.

      Isle of Wight Jul 1, 2009 at 8:16 AM

      Can you advise me at what times the monks chant days and times thankyou.

      1 Answer Jul 1, 2009 at 9:03 AM
    • Weather/temperature in April

      Isle of Wight Mar 27, 2009 at 9:45 AM

      Hi..Me and my husband are travelling to Sandown during the easter weekend and are unsure of the temperature we should expect. I mean will it be mild where we can get into the sea or it's going to be pretty much like what we have in London, cold and gray?
      Any useful input will be of immense help

      8 Answers Mar 27, 2009 at 5:27 PM
    • DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES

      Isle of Wight Jan 5, 2009 at 3:07 PM

      Hi, Could anyone help me, i'm thinking of travelling to I.O.W with my family and small dog in July. I have looked on the tourist information pages for dog friendly beaches and have been rather confused by what i have read as it seems that all of the beaches have prohibited orders on them. Please can anyone tell me in plain english if there are any. Our dog is a much loved member of our family and loves nothing more than lazing on the beach under her doggie umbrella all afternoon people watching therefore before i go ahead and book anywhere I need to know that she is catered for when we arrive.
      Thanks.

      4 Answers Jan 30, 2009 at 12:01 AM
    • Beachcombing on the Isle of Wight

      Isle of Wight May 17, 2008 at 3:48 PM

      Can anyone recommend any good beaches for beachcombing? In particular I'm looking for sea (or beach) glass. I've been told there are some beaches near the needles which are good for this but having not been to the island before and only having a few days, would love to know where best to look. In fact, news of any good beaches anywhere in the UK for this would be great; it's been a particular passion of mine since I was a kid. Thanks.

      8 Answers May 18, 2008 at 8:49 AM
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      Weekend stay - early March

      Isle of Wight Feb 25, 2008 at 9:23 AM

      Hey,

      Me and girlfriend can travel Lymington to Yarmouth £59 return (great) however accomodation seems to be a minimum of £40 a night which means an extra £120 for the 3 night stay

      Hostels dont seem to be open in March, and we can camp, so is there any cheaper alternatives? How about hiring a small, 2 birth caravan? I can only see £300 a week 10 berth things?!

      Cheers all you locals!
      Chris + jess

      4 Answers Feb 22, 2009 at 10:35 AM
    • nightlife

      Isle of Wight Feb 13, 2008 at 9:58 AM

      hi..


      my parents are taking part in the classic Cowes week in july, so me and a friend decided to go along for a bit of a holiday and are looking for some lively clubs and bars. We're driving so they don't have to be in Cowes.

      Thanks, Alex.

      2 Answers Feb 28, 2008 at 1:21 PM
    • help! isle of wight to edinburgh advice needed for bestival

      Isle of Wight Aug 20, 2007 at 7:08 PM

      hi..
      i have a ticket for bestival but have to be at a wedding on the saturday in edinburgh!!!
      is it possible to fly to edinburgh and back within a day? is southampton the nearest big airport?

      2 Answers Aug 23, 2007 at 12:23 PM
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      London to Cowes?

      Cowes Jul 6, 2007 at 1:25 AM

      Hi,
      Could you assist with the most efficient way of getting from London to Cowes. I arrive at LHR in the morning and would like to know what is the best connection to get to Cowes.
      Also, is there a ferry connection between IOW and Jersey?
      Thank you.
      Kim

      6 Answers Jul 8, 2007 at 4:51 PM
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      Visiting June 17th for one week

      Isle of Wight May 29, 2007 at 12:18 AM

      Hey

      me and my partner are visiting IOW on June 17th for one week, we want beaches and horse riding, as well as nice walks, and would like to stay in a caravan on a caravan park.

      we have been over before for the day trip but never stayed, or done horse riding there. we like ventor too!

      could you advise us on where is good for these activities?

      cheers chris

      1 Answer May 29, 2007 at 12:46 AM
    • Seeking a room to live in the Isle of Wight

      Isle of Wight Oct 19, 2006 at 5:18 AM

      My name is Luis. I’m 29, male, professional and I need accommodation in Newport IW. I’m looking for a room in a home with friendly young people, or to share a flat or a house. I'm easy going, considerate and tidy. I have interests in music, photography and environment. I will be keen to meet like minded people. I will arrive the Island to start working at Horringford on December 1st, 2006 and I will stay there at least for ten months. If you have any information, or if you have a spare room in your house, or you know someone who has, please contact me.
      E-mail: polimfunktional@yahoo.co.uk
      Thank you very much. Have a nice day!

    • Cheapest Accomodation on the Isle of Wight

      Isle of Wight Jul 27, 2006 at 12:57 PM

      Hi,

      we make a trip on the Isle Of Wight. Can somebody help us, to find a cheap accomodation there? We would be glad for a recommandation.

      Sincerly,
      Hans

      5 Answers Sep 26, 2013 at 2:04 AM
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      Ferry + B&B

      Isle of Wight Jun 1, 2006 at 9:59 AM

      Do I need to make reservations for the ferry to the Isle of Wight? Can anyone recommend a nice B&B (with private bathroom and parking for motorcycles) for about £50 per room?

      Thanks

      2 Answers Jun 3, 2006 at 9:35 AM
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      Lovely Hotel?

      Isle of Wight Apr 4, 2006 at 7:56 AM

      Someone is treating us to a night or two away on holiday. I thought the Isle of Wight might be a good choice for May. We'd like a really nice hotel in a good location for seeing as much as possible. I think we'll probably take our car along. Best restaurants on the island? We need help!!

      2 Answers Apr 4, 2006 at 1:11 PM
    • Isle of Wight wihtout car

      Isle of Wight Mar 24, 2006 at 1:15 PM

      I am going to Isle of Wight in June for 4 days without a car and hope to rely on the bus service but need to base myself at one place/town to book accomodation. Looking for your recommendations on which area of island is best.Thanks.

      1 Answer Mar 24, 2006 at 2:14 PM
    • Is this Sandown or Shanklin?

      Isle of Wight Oct 13, 2005 at 5:48 PM

      I visited the Isle of Wight in 1994 and have a photo I can't identify. I did a circular tour but mislabelled some of the photos. Couls someone kindly tell me if this is in Sandown or Shanklin (?? elsewhere):

      travels.woodengems.com/v/cha...

      This picture is part of my photo album but I am NOT trying to get people to visit the photo album site, simply help me figure out where I went for a swim one day. Thank you.

      4 Answers Oct 15, 2005 at 8:09 PM
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      ExIsleOfWighter

      Ryde Sep 7, 2005 at 5:06 PM

      I used to live in Ryde from 1964 and went abroad in 1977 to join a Kibbutz in Israel. I used to go to Ryde Boys School opposite the Parish Church on Queens Rd, I wondered if any of the VT members living there or VTers whom have visited know if the Havenstreet Steam Railway is still going? I have not been back for over 20 years and curious what the old place looks like. I even remember going over to Afton Down in a butchers van to see the Isle Of Wight Pop Festival, I was only 11 so just drove by and heard Tiny Tim playing and Hendrix started to play as we were driving away.

      4 Answers Oct 21, 2006 at 3:53 AM
    • Never been before to Isle of Wight and searching for some advice on best areas

      Isle of Wight May 11, 2005 at 8:22 AM

      Hello, Ive never visited the Isle of Wight before and am thinking of going there for a 3 day stay in July. Which is the nicest areas to stay in. Im not familiar with any of the towns, but I saw some beautiful pictures of the island of meadows and forests and hills etc, but not sure whereabouts on the island, this scenery was and ideally Id love to stay in that kind of picturesque area. Does anyone know whereabouts in the island this is, or if not, which is the prettiest area to stay in on the isle of wight (the west side of the island?

      thanks for your help

      3 Answers Jun 9, 2005 at 7:37 AM
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      cowes regatta

      Cowes Aug 2, 2004 at 1:14 PM

      when is it?

      2 Answers Oct 21, 2006 at 3:54 AM
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      Places to Go

      Isle of Wight May 19, 2004 at 3:56 PM

      Hi, I want to take my girlfriend out somewhere on the Island but I want to go somewhere quiet, somewhere not many people go, but is accessable for buses etc so we can get there and back ok. Last weekend we walked along Ryde beach in the evening and that was good, but I want something a little bit different to supprise her. Got any ideas? Rob

      1 Answer May 22, 2004 at 2:24 AM