Winter Barn Owl

Winter Barn Owl
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Arrival in the ISLE OF MAN

After 36 hours of travel, we have finally arrived in the IOM.  The clouds over 
the Irish Sea were breathtaking!

The winds were in our favour, giving us a panoramic view of 
Port Erin & Port St. Mary as we flew in.

First stop, dinner at  The Station Hotel and Pub 
The manager, John, had my lamb shanks waiting for me.
We were joined by our friends Barbara and Eric who run a fabulous B&B at their Edwardian home, West Lodge B&B

We spent our first night in Ballabeg.  The garden and view were gorgeous!
After a well needed night of sleep, we strolled down to Port Erin harbour.

Only on this side of the pond can you find BAKEWELL TARTS.  I gave it the starring roll in this photo.
My Somerset friend, Christine will laugh knowing that my better-half almost had to fight a bird to enjoy his tart.

The bird lost!


  1. B:

    Has it been a year already ? What a long flight and being awake for longer than 36 hours. What luck to get an aerial shot of the landscape and no rain too. The Lamb Shanks looked like they would melt in your mouth.

    Never heard of Bakewell Tarts before but they must be good for K to fight the bird for it.

    Riding the Wet Coast

    1. Hi Bob,
      Part of the 36 hours was a flight delay from Manchester to the IOM. The same plane goes back and forth, so if an earlier flight is delayed, it backs everything up. Lamb was fab and K put up a good fight with the bird!