This time Billy Bones won’t be giving you the map — Red Funnel Ferries will.

If you’re going to be in the U.K. between now and the end of July, you might want to participate in the Great Isle of Wight Treasure Hunt. Organized by Red Funnel Ferries, the Isle of Wight specialist, the treasure hunt follows a Castles and Kings theme and can be downloaded from Red Funnel’s Treasure Island page in PDF or mp3 format.

Prizes include an iPod Video or a New Year’s self-catering break to the Isle of Wight. All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is visit the Isle of Wight, follow the history-packed tour around the north of the island visiting both historic sites and popular attractions and find the answers to a dozen questions, some of which are, according to Red Funnel Ferries, “mildly cryptic, but nothing that should give you brain-ache.”

You can drive or cycle the 25-mile clue-trail, with some “gentle strolling here and there.” Along the way, you will learn about the Island’s history and see some of its beautiful landscape and scenic coastline. You should be able to stay on track with nothing more than the guide, a pair of sensible shoes and a map of the island.

Answers to the clues should be emailed or sent by post to arrive by July 31, 2006. All correct entries will go into a prize drawing. For more information, visit www.redfunnel.co.uk/treasure.

SUMMARY
What: The Great Isle of Wight Treasure Hunt
Where: Isle of Wight, U.K.
When: Now through July 31, 2006
Send Entries to:
treasure@redfunnel.co.uk
or
Treasure Hunt CC,
Red Funnel Ferries,
12 Bugle Street,
Southampton, SO14 2JZ
United Kingdom

Be sure to include with your entry to contact information.

Don’t know who Billy Bones is? Visit this site and find out: www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/treasure

For more information about pirate activities and things to do, see the January 2006 issue of The Genre
Traveler: http://thegenretraveler.com/JAN2006/TGTJanuary2006.htm.


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