Isle of Wight

by - April 25, 2016

One of the main reasons I love studying geography is the opportunities for field work, and being outside. Geography courses always offer incredible opportunities to go abroad as a part of your course. We also get to explore parts of the UK.

In first year, at my university anyway, you don't get the opportunity to go abroad, but it is compulsory in second year and optional in third year. However, in the first year we have gone to the New Forest and Isle of Wight. These are both local to Southampton, but it was lovely both times to get out of the city.

The Isle of Wight trip was yesterday. The ferry was about an hour each way from Southampton, and this was a nice crossing. There was good food and I just chilled with my friends.

We spent the morning on the beach and it was a lovely, sunny morning and so was good to be outside. We were marking the geological sequence on the cliffs for a module studying the origins of life and the planet. I love spending time by the sea. I don't know what it is, but the sea makes me so happy. We went to White Cliffs Bay and it was stunning. The tide was so high that there was barely any beach to walk on, but I quite liked having the tide so close.

We also went to Dinosaur Isle museum which was cool. We looked at the dinosaur reconstructions and enjoyed all the interactivity's.

Next was to a viewpoint where we drew the view, marking the geological features. It wasn't so sunny by this point but the view was pretty awesome.

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