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Isle of Man - day 1

Well we all made it safely to the Isle of Man, which is a bit wet and wild just at the moment. I can hear wind and waves roaring outside as I type this. Nonetheless we managed to get out and about and have a look round Douglas without getting too wet.

Here is the view from our hotel window:



We walked along the promenade to the sea terminal:





The sea was wild:





But the buildings and gardens were lovely:







We spent some time in town, shopping and having lunch, then returned to the hotel by horse drawn tram:



During the afternoon we watched The Mummy 3 at a cinema right next to our hotel, I enjoyed the movie more than Ian...

More tomorrow!

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suilven
Aug. 16th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
I saw the weather forecast for all this rain and it was right over the Isle of Man. I thought of you and it looks pretty yucky indeed. It sounds like you are making the most of it though. Hope tomorrow is better.
vivh
Aug. 19th, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
I think changeable is the best we can hope for really but we will still have fun!
natesmountain
Aug. 17th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC)
It does look like a nice little place. Thanks for sharing all the pics. I never 'went there' so to speak with anyone before now. The horse drawn cart is pretty cute. It's ...quaint!

Worst 'back to basics' technology I ever encountered was my first teaching section in the Bay of Islands, where they still had a manual telephone exchange! And that was 1983...

-I enjoyed the movie more than Ian..
Yeah *g* I saw what he wrote LOL!
vivh
Aug. 19th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
The whole place feels a bit like stepping back in time - very pleasant though!
moth2fic
Aug. 17th, 2008 09:33 am (UTC)
I was watching the north west weather forecast, too. Colin thought the worst might miss you, but I was pretty sure you'd be hit! Still, not much different from the Wirral, really, and you got a horse-drawn tram to make it all worthwhile!! Your menfolk look suitably attired and ready to brave the elements.

vivh
Aug. 19th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
It is lovely to be away together as a family despite the weather's best efforts!!
microjotz
Aug. 17th, 2008 10:42 am (UTC)
The sea looks lovely and wild..I can almost hear the waves crashing.Hope you all enjoyed the break
vivh
Aug. 19th, 2008 06:46 am (UTC)
Yes the waves were definitely crashing!!
lilagrubb
Aug. 17th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
That's somewhere I want to go back to. I went there when I was 12 years old. I remember the horse drawn trams, we always uused to ask the conductor what the horse's name was. Shame about the weather you're getting. I hope it improves.
vivh
Aug. 19th, 2008 06:47 am (UTC)
I was last here when I was 14 on a school trip!! Nice to have some more time to explore!
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