Amble – 22 January 2020

Report by Rio Bellgore-Gullit

Five ladies met at Newport bus station to catch the number 1 bus to the Round House bus stop. We then walked down to the Woodvale at Gurnard, admiring residents’ gardens en route. Down at the front, the view was misty and the mainland could not be seen. There was also light drizzle. We walked all along the esplanade to The Parade at Cowes. There wasn’t much wildlife to be seen along the way, just a few black-headed gulls.

From The Parade, we made our way up Bath Road to have lunch at the Watch House Barn Café. Last time we did this walk and went there, in January 2017, there was a model train going around the perimeter of the dining room but it was stationary today. There are a few charity collection tins in the cafe and one of the tins is in aid of keeping the train running!!

After lunch, we made our way along the High Street and into the Red Jet terminal to catch the number 1 bus. Rio got off at Hunnyhill and the others continued to Newport bus station to catch the number 9 to Wootton, Fishbourne and Binstead.