Wightlife Magazine by Wightlink

If you are travelling over to the Isle of Wight pick  up Wightlink’s complimentary magazine Wightlife. You can find them on the ferries  or at the terminals. I’ve had lots of ideas of things to do and places to stay from this mag when visiting or planning a visit to the island. Here are some of my favourite […]

JFK Museum and Library at Colombia Point.

With torrential rain and a cold nor easter blowing across Massachusetts we needed to find somewhere indoors in which to kill time before flying home. Ray at  The Old Harbor Inn  Chatham suggested the JFK Museum and Library and we will be forever grateful for this fab suggestion. Earlier in the week we had dropped into the  J […]

Chatham Fish Pier, Cape Cod.

Do visit this little spot in Chatham if you are in the area…..you won’t regret it! Between one and four o’clock in the afternoon the fishing fleet dock and bring their haul home. Rows of fat seagulls skitter and plunge hoping for off cuts and best of all a family of seals duck and dive, […]

Hancock Shaker Village, MA

A really good value visit at £$20 a ticket. There are more than twenty buildings open to the general public and plenty of displays and workshops organised by a very knowledgeable staff. They are happy to answer questions and visiting in the fall meant lots of pumpkins on display especially in the round stone barn. […]

What I liked about Gilded, Newport.

Friendly staff keen to help with activity and restaurant reservations. 30% Discount given for future bookings with Lark Hotels. Decorated in rich colours and unusual furnishings. Small plate tapas style breakfast giving the guest an opportunity to try a number of breakfast dishes….especially loved the cheese and scallion scones and mini blueberry muffins. Location is convenient […]

Marblehead Neck, MA

Driving along the Marblehead ‘neck’ is driving through an upscale residential area of New England. Fine detached pastel coloured clapboard houses with wide verandahs and flags, yacht clubs and dog walkers. This was a great introduction to New England, our first stop off after leaving  Boston Logan Airport. The only people we saw were the […]

J F K Museum, Hyannis.

It is particularly poignant that as I sit catching up on my New England posts that one left still to do is my visit to the J F K Museum in Hyannis on this day of all days fifty five years since his assassination.  I don’t know if I actually remember it happening but I grew up […]