Southern Vectis 752 - R752GDL - Shanklin (crossing Landguard Road) - Summer 2003
Finally, the livery and operation that is probably most associated with the R-reg batch of Volvo Olympians. They were bought in 1997 to give the Island Explorer 7 series of routes a new brand, advertising stunning views and a 4 hour round trip. Heading for Ventor and Alum Bay is 752, numerically the first of the batch, in the original livery with accompanying hot air balloons on the front. These buses are still in service with sister Go South Coast company Wilts & Dorset, and were for a time again associated with another major route - the 184 from Salisbury to Weymouth.