The Locals' View

All our bloggers are Islanders who want to share the things they love best about the Island, including some great ‘Islanders only’ knowledge to the best spots for anything from picnicking to wild swimming!

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The locals' blogs
by: The Master Mariner

With the big event fast approaching I thought prospective Isle of Wight Festival goers may need a little D&G on where to stock up on any forgotten fest...

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The locals' blogs
by: AlexsLens

I was invited aboard the yacht ’Salamander’ for a day trip to go spectate the Americas Cup. We started at Lymington and sailed alongside the coast of the Isle Of Wig...

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The locals' blogs
by: Hot Totties

With a lot of friends who own horses but never having ridden, Jas was really thrilled to finally get the chance to ride today. Chaz is a bit intimidated by horses an...

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The locals' blogs
by: Hot Totties

What a fun trip to Monkey Haven. It’s so much more than just Monkeys! With an ever growing selection of animals and birds, it feels more like a little zoo. The keepe...

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The locals' blogs
by: Spike the Vizsla

Dog friendly beaches can be found all around the Island so I'm going to share a few of my favourite spots, all 100% canine tested of course.

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

I went back to the Grange by the Sea in Shanklin Old Village recently. A few years ago I went there to do a course in ‘Finding the Colours of My Personality’ with Te...

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The locals' blogs
by: The Master Mariner

Now there are two things very close to my heart, one is my fickle mistress – the sea. The other is good food, wine and company. So, imagine my delight when I found b...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

Two of the members of Alabama 3 came to meet Ray Foulk at his stand in the Artist Village backstage and I was lucky to have been there to witness this meeting of min...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

I happened to be standing right next to the silver bullet style Airstream trailer that Fender had in the Artist Village backstage when Brian May dropped by to try ou...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

Backstage at the IW Festival this year (2016) the artist’s village was a magnet for the press and quite a few of the performers.

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