Sunday, 4 July 2010

Our visit to The Isle of Man

It never ceases to amaze me how many beautiful places there are to visit in the British Isles. The Isle of Man did not disappoint! I am totally hooked, why haven't I visited the island before?
I am not going to bore you with all my holiday snaps on this post, but hopefully I will create a page of Isle of Man photos for you to peruse at your leisure some time in the not to distant future.
The idea of this is to share a few of our island experiences.
We only stayed for three nights, we wanted to take our daughter away for a few days after her intense few weeks of GCSE's, so we opted for the Isle of Man with the hope of seeing some basking sharks!

       Port Erin


We loved these little gardens. They were the other side of the road from the houses and looked out over the sea, very compact, each totally different, and reminded me of show gardens at Chelsea.



The Coast between Port Erin and Niarbyl


Peregrine Falcons


Niarbyl


Peel



Eider ducks

Grey Seal


Puffins




The little boat which took us out looking for basking sharks!





Basking Shark; this photo shows both it's fin and tail. we had found a group of at least three, maybe five, Objective achieved!


This is a much better view of it's fin, we were then told that we would have to leave them so we put cameras away ready for our fast journey back splashing over the sea, but had only moved a few yards when the boat came to a sudden halt as a shark came up right alongside the boat. No pictures I'm afraid as we knew we couldn't get to a camera in time, so just treasured the moment instead.




The Cronk


Gannets







The Ayres; Manx National Nature Reserve


Leaving Douglas