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Tony Fenton | May 25th 2015 | Travel

Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

When does an island feel like an island? On a recent trip to the Isle of Wight I wondered about this question.  I love the island for its feel of lots of places to explore and discover, ease of getting around and some beautiful views.  But at times you have to remind yourself that it is an island.  The island is approximately 23 miles by 13 miles, around 150 square miles, so it is a reasonable size although it can be circumnavigated easily in a day.  It is large enough that you can be inland and not feel like it’s an island at all, which is what got me thinking about what makes an island feel like an island?