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Monday, June 9, 2014

The End.......

The culmination of 2 weeks of practice and racing finalizes with the 'Senior Race'.  Winning that is a road racer's dream.

I would be remiss if I didn't say a big Thank-you to our hosts, Barbara & Eric, at West Lodge B&B who shared their home with us and made sure we got off each day with a 'full Manx breakfast'!
Knowing people on the island has its merits.  We were told to follow a long lane to 'Harold's farm', where we could watch the races from his front yard for FREE!  His family had prepared plenty of refreshments at a very reasonable price.  I loved their garden.

I was able to get some great action shots of champions as they whizzed by!
John McGuinness, winner of 20 TT races, the 2nd most successful racer ever on the Isle of Man

Ian Hutchison, winner of a record 5 TT races in a week,controls a wheelie at 170 mph!
Our island visit ended with Fish and Chips at Station in Port Erin.
How fitting!
Good bye to the TT for 2014


  1. B:

    unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, but it's also nice to be back home. You're lucky to have friends to host you when you are so far from home. Makes a big difference than having to be by yourselves in a strange hotel room

    Never had British Fish & Chips. How do they compare to ours ? We have some great places here, and also All You Can Eat fish & chips on certain days. At Pajos you have a choice of Cod, Salmon or Halibut. Now I'm longing for some myself

    Riding the Wet Coast

    1. Yes, the Drinkwaters are wonderful hosts; a home away from home. We love going to visit them!

      The best fish & chips that I have ever eaten, have been in the UK. Not sure what the exact difference is, but the batter is crispier and the chips chunky and not greasy! You will have to go over to try for yourself.

  2. Awesome Pictures Barbara, I can`t believe the wheelie pic, so neat.

    1. I have a great camera, so it does all the hard work!