On a clear day

I thought you might enjoy this panorama (iPhone 6) taken in the unusually clear weather a few days ago.

This is a full view of the Isle of Wight, seen from the Worsley Obelisk on the southernmost downs on the Island.

Panoramic view of the Isle of Wight from the Worsley Obelisk, 22 March 2015.
Panoramic view of the Isle of Wight from the Worsley Obelisk, 22 March 2015.

From the left:

  • St Catherine’s Down (radio mast) below which (out of sight) is St Catherine’s Lighthouse
  • Whitwell Village
  • English Channel
  • West Wight (wild country!)
  • West High Down chalk cliffs, with the Needles at the extreme left
  • Downs above Brook and Brighstone
  • far distance – the New Forest (mainland)
  • Godshill Village (nearest village to the north)
  • far distance – Southampton (mainland)
  • St George’s Down
  • far distance – Eastern Solent, with Portsmouth (distinct by high white Spinnaker Tower, mainland)
  • Arreton Valley (mid distance)
  • Prominent white cliff of Culver Down, in front of which is Sandown Bay, with Sandown, Lake and Shanklin
  • English Channel
  • St Martin’s Down
  • Wroxall Village (closest)
  • St Boniface Down (radio mast).

We try to walk up to that obelisk daily, when the weather allows.