Winter Barn Owl

Winter Barn Owl
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A lazy day

After spending time with the Mann Sanctuary cats, we thought a visit with the horses at their 'retirement home' would be a perfect end to the day.  After giving years of their life pulling trams on Douglas promenade, filled with island visitors,
 they finally get a lovely pasture to live out their final days.
You can buy buckets of feed for them and
 they certainly appreciate the extra treats.

The next day it was raining, so a visit to The Manx Museum 
was a perfect way to stay dry.
We have visited many times before, 
but each year they have special exhibits.
As this year we are staying close to Peel, at Knockaloe Beg Farm, we were fascinated to find out that this land was used as a WW1 Internment Camp, which is what the current exhibit is about.

A painting of how it looked
 This gives an account of what took place 

I feel very fortune that I was born during a time where I didn't have to live through a war in my home land.

Continuing through the museum, 
I did enjoy a few more local paintings.....

We finished off the evening by enjoying a hearty homemade (by me) pasta bolognese....yummy!
Off to Peel for the day tomorrow.

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