Monday, 1 June 2009

Isle of Wight Zoo

Last week during my half term I went to the local zoo in Sandown, Isle of Wight. The zoo is known for its range of tigers of all different colourations. When I went there were 3 different types; the tabby tiger, the Indian tiger and the white tiger. The Indian being the most common and the tabby being the rarest, there only being 60 in the world.
I also saw a very cute spider monkey that was 8 months old. It looked very tiny and was really cheeky, stealing the other monkeys grapes. It was interesting to watch the monkeys swinging about in their enclosure, but I think they would have been better with a lot more room!
Finally I saw some lemurs. They were all sunbathing with their arms spread out which looked very funny. They also seemed to enjoy cleaning each others faces, making it look like they were kissing.
I had a very enjoyable day, but wish that some of the enclosures were a bit bigger. There is some development going on in the zoo, so soon there will be more room for some of the tigers.
I took lots of pictures during the day, those of which you can find on my Facebook profile here.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Yarmouth Gaffers Festival

This weekend is the annual Yarmouth Gaffers Festival, Isle of Wight. It is an event that celebrates the Gaffer boats and is enjoyed by all. There are lots of events including street entertainers, samba bands, shanty singers, steel drums and lots more!
There are also food stands and craft stalls. The stall that stood out for me was that of a photographer called Steve Gascoigne with the company Available Light Photography. All his photographs are taken on the Isle of Wight and are absolutely stunning. Here is a link to the website.
During the weekend I have been working in the local delicatessen, but during my lunch breaks I have been going out to look around. When walking along the Quay I found the view of all the flags on the yachts amazing and just had to take a photograph!