After a week of STCW, I had a week of touristing around the Isle of White.
My first day off I took the bus out to the needles historic battery and light house. This is the fortification that defends the western end of the Solent. I really enjoyed my walk around there.
I also went to Alum Bay, which is next door to the Needles. This is the site of a very old glass foundary. They have coloured sand there that has used in glass making for many years.
Here's some pics: