I find it always takes a bit of time to connect to a place however I can truly say that after two years on this little island I can now officially call it home. The feel of a community here on the Isle of Wight is so strong and so special. Even on wild Winter days you will find a whole group of friends down at the beach or in the ocean tackling the chunky Winter swells.

You can easily spend hours at the bay watching friends catch waves, drinking tea & chatting on the shore. Sometimes I feel those wild, salt spray, windswept Winter days are the best. Peaceful and refreshing in fact. The thickest wetsuits, wooly hats, knitted socks and steamy cups of tea.

Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy the rhythm of the waves.

Bethany Mercer

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