We set off from home in the early hours to enjoy a traffic-free 5 hour, 280 mile journey down to Lymington Ferry Terminal. At least that way we could allow as long as we wanted for the journey and relax wherever we liked before queuing for the ferry at Lymington.
We ended up having a 2 hour catnap at Sutton Scotney South Services before finishing off our scenic journey which took us through the beautiful New Forest and down to Lymington.
We had pre-booked our tickets:-
- Booked through Wightlink online quoting our C&CC membership to get a 50% reduction in cost. We paid £129.17 in total for return travel for Jolly and us.
- Duration of this route is approx. 40 minutes.
- Outgoing booked for Sunday 3/6/18 @ 9:15am
- Check in is at least 30 minutes but no more than 1 hour before departure – although on our outward journey we arrived much earlier and as it was quiet we were told we could go on the earlier crossing – nice one 👍
- We arrived at the correct time for our return journey Yarmouth to Lymington on Monday 11/6/18 @ 12:05pm. It was a much busier crossing.
- The organisation at the harbours and on boarding/disembarking made for a smooth and stress-free journey. Staff were always noticeably friendly and helpful too.
A lovely start to Jolly’s Isle of Wight Adventure 😎🚐.
We were too early on the island to check into the campsite so we stopped off for a very welcome breakfast on the way at ‘The Dairyman’s Daughter’ at Arreton
This is next door to Farmer Jack’s farm food shop which is a great place to stock up on local produce on arrival.
Then we were off with our full tummies to check in at Southland C&MC Site at the South of the Island.
Suzie & Bri