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« on: November 15, 2019, 09:18:00 am »

A lovely week commuting - by bus rather than by train - from a BnB (Bed no breakfast) I was staying in to an office in the middle of the countryside.  Thank goodness for the bus route on the nearby A road from where I could walk to venue. And thank goodness for the kind people there wh gave me a lift back each evening as walking up the lane in the pitch black was not recommended.

The particular local geography and cost of getting a car to the places involved has, I believe, meant that bus services have prospered far more (per "head of population") than in most places, and a large tourist trade in summer helps.  Even in November, pubs and cafes were quite busy in the evening; some closed for sure, but more than enough open and not dead quiet either.













P.S. NOT on the ferry each day - picture taken from bus stop.  Called "joined up transport"  Grin  ... writing / posting this from the ferry as I'm on my way back home this morning.
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2019, 11:54:10 am »

Were there warning signs for other forum members too?  Bignosemac, broadgage, Ö.?  (Insert whatever name you choose.)
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 01:09:42 pm »

As a non driver I frequently make trips to the Isle of Wight simply because it is so easy to get around by public transport.

A couple of pictures from a recent trip



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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2019, 08:49:50 pm »

Lymington?

Iíve booked 4 nights over in the IOW through Parkdean, 4 nights accommodation and ferry with car £110 total. Iíve previously had a flying visit so looking forward to some proper time over there.

I looked up the local transport and donít intend moving the car once we arrive
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2019, 09:37:34 pm »

Also worth noting that Southern Vectis will be running on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

https://www.islandbuses.info/driving-you-home-christmas
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2019, 09:17:24 am »

Also worth noting that Southern Vectis will be running on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

https://www.islandbuses.info/driving-you-home-christmas

That seems quite remarkable. Do any other bus companies in the UK offer services on Christmas Day?
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2019, 09:19:31 am »

Always impressed by Southern Vectis. I am amazed how their drivers haul double-deckers round the country lanes, and the abysmal parking in the back streets of Ryde.

Always enjoy a trip to IoW, and very reasonably priced when you buy a combined train/ferry/hovercraft ticket with a rail card.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2019, 11:56:40 am »

Always impressed by Southern Vectis. I am amazed how their drivers haul double-deckers round the country lanes, and the abysmal parking in the back streets of Ryde.

Always enjoy a trip to IoW, and very reasonably priced when you buy a combined train/ferry/hovercraft ticket with a rail card.
The approach to West Cowes Jetfoil terminal  is also impressive, how do manage to get a bus through that narrow entrance?

In general do agree that IOW is a great day out without the car.
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