Western Yar Stroll
Most of the group joined me on the first walk around the Western Yar. This walk is a great way to introduce people to the Isle of Wight.
Up High on the Downs
Fantastic views up on the downs & so much to point out along the way!
Visited the rocket testing site where Black Arrow & Black Knight rockets were tested before being flown or shipped to Australia & transported to Woomera in the desert where they were launched. These important experiments led to man landing on the moon & satellites being launched including Prospero the only British built & British launched satellite which is still orbitting the earth & passes overhead twice a day!
We were lucky to meet Mike Elliott one of the Rocket Men who worked at the site in the 1950's & 60's before it closed in 1971. He was fascinating to talk to.
Shipwrecks & Smugglers