Winter Barn Owl

Winter Barn Owl
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Have you met Lady Isabella?

One of the most famous landmarks in the IOM is the water wheel at Laxey, 
fondly called 'Lady Isabella'.
She was used to pump water out of the coal mines - a real engineering feat!

I didn't have the nerve to walk right to the very top, but made it halfway up

Laxey is also known for it's Wollen Mill, which produces the local Manx tartan,
 still woven by hand.

A more colourful example of the tartan
Dotted along the mill were lovely sculptures....

When we got home, the resident Manx cat, Charlie, 
decided to move into the kitchen and take a nap on the chair
We did have to kick him out to eat our supper!
More racing to come....

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