It is hard to believe that it has been a year since I visited this charming island. It is just like coming home...meeting up with old friends, eating at my favourite pubs and getting the opportunity to show the island off to my visiting Aunt.
Our first day started off with a trip down to
the Calf of Man to take in the views.....
as well as a jaunt around Cregneash, a preserved historic village.
Sighting of the local 4 horned Loaghtan sheep....what a handsome fella!
Since the day was starting to clear, we headed up to the top of Snaefell mountain by way of a 1865 electric railway
Such a clever design on the cappuccino.....The Three Legged Man!
As we are here for the Classic TT, we felt it was a fitting tribute to visit the statue of Joey Dunlop, 26 time TT winner who tragically was killed during a race in Estonia.
Adorning the mountain was this artist's rendition of the local sheep.
A quick visit to Laxey to meet up with Lady Isabella...
...a walk through the mines...
... and admiring the source for the waterwheel.
First dinner out......salmon pasta at The Station in Port Erin.....yummmm