Jonny Blair working at Wightlink Isle of Wight England

Working Wednesdays: Ferry Steward for Wightlink Ferries, Isle of Wight, England

I LOVED working for Wightlink Ferries. In the last 10 years of nomadery, this was perhaps the one job that it felt like I was at home in. Getting paid to travel, meeting new people every day, free food and drinks and travelling every day to an enchanting island. Whatever fate befell me in 2008 Read more about Working Wednesdays: Ferry Steward for Wightlink Ferries, Isle of Wight, England[…]

Backpacking in England: Touring The Needles, Isle of Wight

As well as working on the Wightlink Ferries, I have spent quite a bit of time backpacking on the Isle of Wight in England. I organised a crazy SOENISC day out there in 2006 and in 2008 made several trips to the Isle of Wight and toured the Needles. Here are a few photos from Read more about Backpacking in England: Touring The Needles, Isle of Wight[…]

Jonny Blair Working on the Wightlink ferries from Lymington to Yarmouth in 2008

Wightlink Ferries…Summer 2008

It was June 2008 and I was looking for a new seasonal job, to accompany my quite temporary and inconsistent (and with hindsight, non-contractual, casual) job in the bars and retail points in the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth (and also in the BIC), and because I wanted to do something different, yet again. By chance Read more about Wightlink Ferries…Summer 2008[…]

The Isle of Wight was The Isle of GREEN – Taking Over The Island (November 2006)

It all reached a very very surreal peak when I led the troops of the South of England Northern Ireland Supporters Club all the way to the Isle of Wight in the first year of my chairmanship of the club. It may just sound like we fancied a party on the island, but the story Read more about The Isle of Wight was The Isle of GREEN – Taking Over The Island (November 2006)[…]