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May 30, 2011 - TT Race Practice

Happy 11th Birthday Lauren!!! :) Today was the first TT practice day in Douglas. Luckily the weather was pretty good (i.e., no rain! because it was still damn cold!) and the practice went as scheduled. The side-car motorcycles went first and then the superbikes, which everyone came to see....

permalink written by  Karen on May 30, 2011 from Douglas, Isle of Man
from the travel blog: Karen's Travel Blog



May 29, 2011 - A trip to Peel

I visited Peel today on the west side of the island and actually saw the sun today, although still (and I think always) windy. Peel castle and cathedral was interesting. It was built by Vikings (under the rule of King Magnus Barelegs...you can't make this stuff up!) in the 11th century. It's...

permalink written by  Karen on May 29, 2011 from Peel, Isle of Man
from the travel blog: Karen's Travel Blog



May 29, 2011 - Douglas, IOM

I went for another 2-hour hike with Jason yesterday morning before leaving Port Erin. I'm really wracking up the miles on this island. We hiked, literally, straight up Bradda Head to the northwest of Port Erin and around the coastline back to Milner's Tower. It was a nice hike, but I didn't...

permalink written by  Karen on May 29, 2011 from Douglas, Isle of Man
from the travel blog: Karen's Travel Blog



May 27, 2011 - Castletown, Port St. Mary, & Port Erin

Got to Port Erin last night and took a walk with Jason up to Milner's Tower (built 1871) on the hill. It was really, really windy, especially at the top of the Tower, but I got some good photos... This morning, I took the bus into Castletown on the southeast coast to see Rushen...

permalink written by  Karen on May 27, 2011 from Port Saint Mary, Isle of Man
from the travel blog: Karen's Travel Blog



May 25, 2011 (Day 48) - Isle of Man (IOM)

Hello, from the Isle of Man! I finally made it, albeit after a 1.5 hour departure delay that put me into port at 7pm instead of 5:45. The crossing was a little rough and very windy. Getting shots from the outside deck wasn't easy...every time I let go of the railing to take a photo, I damn near...

permalink written by  Karen on May 25, 2011 from Douglas, Isle of Man
from the travel blog: Karen's Travel Blog



Isle of Man 7th-11th Oct

We arrived on Thursday after a short hour and a bit flight. Couldn’t even attempt to do much because as soon as we took off we landed!! I like that. Our mate Boris picked us up from the airport and took us to get settled into his house...

permalink written by  Pete+Rochelle on October 15, 2010 from Castletown, Isle of Man
from the travel blog: Round the world!!!



The last day of walking! Laxey to Onchan

Almost there...nice weather and only a days walking to go. By this point, I was hardly noticing the weight on my back, I could just sprint along with it. A lot of today was road walking, not the nicest, but there were some good bits, especially Garwick Bay. This was only a little bay, but I...

permalink written by  martin_b on March 20, 2007 from Onchan, Isle of Man
from the travel blog: Isle Of Man Coastal Path



Finally back at Dougls

It seemed to take an age to get to Douglas...plodding on and on... That's what they call action photography! But eventually, I reached the cinema, feeling pretty elated (but not too tired after 96 miles really.) Time for a cup of tea...

permalink written by  martin_b on March 20, 2007 from Douglas, Isle of Man
from the travel blog: Isle Of Man Coastal Path



Ramsey to Maughold

A sunny day, but blowing a gale...but worrying as the direction meant it would be trying to blow me off the cliffs, rather than keeping me on, but never mind. Here's the view from the first hill, with Ramsey in the far distance. See the huge wave? Thats where I tried to walk along the...

permalink written by  martin_b on March 19, 2007 from Maughold, Isle of Man
from the travel blog: Isle Of Man Coastal Path



Maughold to Laxey

More stunning coastline round to Laxey, which is a nice little very small town/village. It's in two halfs- I was staying at the lower half, with the harbour, while the upper half is where the shops are, and where the famous Laxey Wheel is. This isn't the famous Laxey wheel, this is their...

permalink written by  martin_b on March 19, 2007 from Laxey, Isle of Man
from the travel blog: Isle Of Man Coastal Path



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