Isle Of Wight Gifting April 9th and 10th
At 4.30am I woke and got up, put my bag in the car and set off for Southampton for my 6am ferry. The ferry reached East Cowes at around 7am so I immediately started looking for tower1!
After driving backwards and forth along the road the tower was supposed to be, I decided to leave this one and get it on my way back, this had left me frustrated as I had approximately 90 to find in a little over a day spread across the entire island.
As the road I was on was heading to Newport, that was my next destination. Arriving there was a relief as what I thought was to be three towers centrally, turned out to be several panels across the roof of ‘town hall’ which I saw upon driving into the town, these were quickly covered as were all the others on the map shown below;
The tower by clissord road happened to be on the edge of Parkhurst Prison, so I threw a few extra TB’s around there and a HHg.
Next I drove across to Carisbrooke where there was a very large array, which again took several passes along the road before I eventually found the road (in the loosest possible description of the word! As I was to find would be a recurring theme to my trip!), as this was a big one I used a few TB’s and a HHg.
Next back up to Cowes (the estuary you can see above splits Cowes from East Cowes). Here there were several arrays on rooftops, and one big one in a housing estate, gifted. Also here nearby was BAE headquarters with lots of radar, and a couple of small domes, so they got several TB’s and a HHg for good measure.
From Cowes I then began my trip anti-clockwise around the perimeter of the island with brief diversions inland (as it is a resort island, the majority of the population is coastal, meaning also, most of the towers were near the coast).
Shalfleet 1 tower gifted.
Between Yarmouth and Norton 1 Tower, South of Norton 1 Tower Gifted.
Freshwater to Totland Bay 5 Towers Gifted.
Brook (West of) 1 Tower Gifted
Brighstone 1 Tower Gifted, big array south east of there also gifted (HHg + Tb’s)
Blackgang 1 Big Tower (HHg + Tbs, and a heck of a climb to it!)
Ventor 4 Towers Gifted (grabbed some crisps and chocolate for lunch, not recommended, however I needed some fuel to run, and was behind schedule by some distance due to pesky geographics!)
Bonchurch 1 huge array on hillside Gifted (couldn’t get very close so may not be enough)
Godshill 2 Towers gifted
Wroxall 3 Big Towers Gifted (the second and third were perhaps too far again, so amped up the gifts as close as I could get due to time constraints)
Luccombe 1 Tower gifted, and another south of Shanklin.
Shanklin 10 Towers Gifted.
Brading 1 Tower Gifted
East of St Helens 1 Tower Gifted
Bembridge 4 Towers Gifted
Nettlestone 1 Tower Gifted (as close as possible)
Ryde 2 Southern most towers gifted
At this stage it was 7.30pm, so I checked into my B&B with the intention of getting some food after a brief lye down, then to gift some more that evening. But, you guessed it, I awoke around 4am! So set my alarm ready for breakfast.
After breakfast I drove around for another 45minutes, or so, and gifted the other three towers in central Ryde.
Then I called Pamela Icke who I have been corresponding with, and she gave me directions to their Flat.
Somewhat nervous, I made my way there, where I met Pamela and David who both seemed very friendly and hospitable. Both were very interested in orgonite, so over the next hour and a half I described what it is about and the work we do as best I could. I gave them 10 interactive HHg’s as a gift and Dennis also gave me a dowsing pendulum for Pamela which I passed on.
The conversation was friendly and quickly flowed, which meant after 10minutes or so my nerves had thankfully dissipated. It seemed that David absorbed how orgonite is off such use, and even intimated that he would like some to gift a significant place he had in mind (he did say where, but I wont publically repeat it for obvious reasons!). Though David has rather bad arthritis, so I doubt he will become a prolific gifter.
After an hour or so had passed, I asked if I could bring my car around to give them the CB’s I had brought over, one for their residence and another for a friend of theirs.
So I assembled the first and dug a hole with some issue as the soil was very rock and slate laden, and the only tool I had was my (usually) trusty trowel! Anyway after some toil the CB was placed in it’s current resting place (although it may be moved to another area as they were both a little worried about it being vandalised etc).
Pamela then kindly made me a packed lunch (after offering me some food there, which I declined as I still had several areas left to gift before catching the ferry back).
I put together the other CB for their friend to ensure the pipes where placed correctly. With which I left, asking that they let me know their experiences with their orgonite (as I had said to place some by their bed), be it good, bad, or indifferent. I also left about 3 field HHg’s and a few TB’s for David, should he feel inclined to gift the previously mentioned target.
From theirs I drove to the outskirts of Ryde and found the last remaining tower to gift there, and as I couldn’t get very close I scattered several TB’s and a HHg.
Next I drove to Wootton, and gifted the 4 towers to the north with several TBs each and a HHg for the largest, then another tower just to the west of wootton.
As I had quite a few TB’s etc left, next I drove to my second last tower via Newport, as I was passing I tossed another half a dozen TBs near to Parkhurst Prison.
The next Tower was between Chillerton and Billingham, which turned out to be probably the largest (definitely the tallest), and as I couldn’t get anywhere close to it I gifted as near as I could with several TBs and a few HHgs.
From here I drove back to East Cowes and attempted to find the final tower which was also the first I attempted in vain to find upon arrival. However, again I couldn’t locate it by sight, so, just contented myself by scattering TB’s all around the area my map suggested it was.
300 odd TB’s (some were also scattered randomly around the island), 25 HHg’s, 2CB’s later;
Job Done! J
After this I drove back to the ferry port in East Cowes, and, although an hour early, the ferry chap graciously let me on the earlier crossing.
Back home now, cream crackered!
If there is a moral to this report, it quite probably is, don’t forget about the diner you had cooking in the oven when writing up a long gifting report!
Many thanks to John, Eric and Dennis for their assistance.