Our Fifth Day

June 11th

We began our day by recalling the experiences of yesterday, and entering them in our diaries. This was followed by a visit to the beach, where we donned our costumes. Mrs Chapman took a squad for drill, while Miss Ellis took dancing. We then had our second swimming lesson and quite a few girls learnt to float. On our way to the road we meet Mr Johnson and his party of boys from Crowland Road School. They had to walk in from Niton where they were staying. A photograph was taken of a group of boys and girls on the shore. We walked and had the novel experience of ascending in the lift. After lunch we sat in the garden for a short time and studied our notes on Brading and found its position on the map. We then prepared for the visit to Shanklin Chine. We were impressed by the perpendicular sides, covered with luxurious vegetation, the falling water and the tameness of the various birds we saw – thrush, blackbird, (mother and father) chaffinch, sand martin, etc. We all drank from the Chalybeate spring and pulled wry faces.

Mr Bere, the Vicar of St Saviour’s came to tea and we entertained him in the garden. After seeing Mr and Mrs Bere off, we started with our books for flowers for Shanklin Downs. We returned home very tired and were quite pleased to go to bed.

Our Sixth Day

June 12th

We woke today to hear rain pattering on the trees outside our window. We were prepared to go to Brading but to our disappointment the rain fell faster. Consequently we took the opportunity in writing our diaries for two days.

After, we adjourned to the lounge for a short test of our Brading notes.

We had an early lunch as the sun began to break through the clouds, and started for America Woods. We walked along the Shanklin Road and entered the woods by way of a quaint little stile. We were enchanted with the woods and collected many wild flowers for our specimens book. We heard the cuckoo too. The evening was spent sorting our flowers and pressing them, and learning hymns for next Sunday’s Service.

Our Seventh Day

June 13th

Our destination today was Brading. We took the train from Shanklin in the morning and arrived home at 7.30pm, after a tiring and wonderful day. We went to see the Roman Villa and the guide there gave us a very interesting account of the various rooms. We noticed the mosaic floors and the walls and tilings of Bembridge limestone. From here we walked through Brading and were shown over Wm Sothcote’s Cottage (1698). The present owner showed us over and we saw the oak timbered rooms. Opposite to this we saw a Tudor Cottage (1600) and were told of the passage-way between these cottages on this side, which were used by smugglers.

Climbing Bembridge Down was delightful. The views splendid and we noticed the drop in temperature as the altitude increased. We noticed officers near the Fort, surveying and map-making. We then wended our way to Whitecliffe Bay and on the way we picked orchids and scabious. We noticed the wreck of a warship near Culver Cliff. We returned by way of the Yarborough Obelisk along Bembridge Down across the Yar to Brading Station.

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