The Isle of Wight Floating Bridge is off this morning (Thursday), for half the day.

Is it out of service from 8am until 2pm, replaced by the foot passenger launch.

It will also be off on Saturday and Sunday mornings, the Isle of Wight Council announced earlier this week.

The service sometimes connects Cowes and East Cowes and when it isn't running, motorists need to drive via Newport.

The replacement boat can carry pedestrians and cyclists, however.