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Europe » Isle of Man » Douglas October 4th 2010

We’ve said good-bye to our lovely little Renault and the Continent. Our last night was spent in Leuven (no rooms in Brussels due to European day of action by unions against austerity measures) which is an old and vibrant university town, also famous for brewing Stella Artois, and where our Belgian friends live (see pic 1). We had a very nice dinner with them (salmon for me, scallops for A, frites for us both!) then headed off to the Brussels airport in the morning, bound for Isle of Man. It’s great to be here with my brother and his family - very relaxed. The Isle of Man is beautiful (see pic 2) and very interesting...... read more
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Europe » Isle of Man » Douglas July 11th 2010

At the last day we took a rest in hotel and after we drove to Douglas. Overthere we watched towards Tower of Refuge like two freaks :-) and we waited for our ferry. We departed with delay above one hour. That time cruise was more varied because we had side wind and our boat was rocked pretty strong. I spotted some passengers got seasick. In general we found our short trip as wery well and we'd like to come back there qt the next year. bigger gang obviously and more more beers. :-) ... read more
Tower of Refuge
Tower of Refuge
Tower of Refuge

Europe » Isle of Man » Douglas July 10th 2010

Douglas (Manx: Doolish) is a capitol and the biggest town of the Isle of Man. In general Douglas looks very similar to different resorts on the British Isles fro example Llandudno in north Wales, but Douglas varies some details. Promenade is divided for three parts (from ferry terminal): Loch Promenade, Harris Promenade and Central Promenade. The promenade is very long, longer than I ever seen anywhere and I think it is about 3 miles long or even more. Douglad promenade has distinguishing feature - the horse trams. I regret a bit we didn't buy ticket for just one hack. We used only buses and we noticed that day railway station is located at the opposite site of promenade than the ferry terminal and bus station. I fully understand why these transporting features are dislocated - there ... read more
Douglas and Manx Heritage Museam
Douglas and Manx Heritage Museam
Douglas and Manx Heritage Museam

Europe » Isle of Man » Douglas July 8th 2010

We arrived to Douglas (Manx: Doolish) at the afternoon and first object that attracted our attension was Tower of Refuge. This is a small fairy tale castle shaped shelter build for sailors whose have could refuge until any help could arrive and take them to port. Main reason why the building was build were numerous shipwrecks in the Douglas Bay - ships were were wrecked upon the semi-submerged rocks. We heard previously or red anywhere this is possible to get to Tower of Refuge at the low tide. We had copied accurate time when the high and low tides occures we could plan exactly when we can get there. Both of us: me and my buddy Paweł are RPG freaks and this small fantasy-like shelter separated from land by rising tidy enhanced... read more
Isle of Man
Isle of Man
Isle of Man

Europe » Isle of Man » Douglas April 25th 2010

Okay, I confess...... I really didn't have any idea where Isle of Man is and where on earth is it situated until 2 years ago? Do you? To recap my journey to Isle of Man and what I think about it on my first visit? Firstly, I would start by saying "hello fairies" this is for good luck when passing the fairy bridge in Isle of Man and we certainly need all the luck in our life. So hear it goes... I absolutely like this place very much. It's a tiny island that has refreshing tales and history. It consist of only a population of around 80,000 people!! For me it is down right beautiful and I pretty much enjoyed driving around douglas head, Marine drive, Peal castle, Laxey wheel, fairy bridge, Snaefell, Glen Wyllin. The ... read more
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Europe » Isle of Man » Douglas July 22nd 2008

Well we're here on the Isle of Man. We have spent four days here, absorbing the culture, and are preparing to head out for the ferry to Liverpool in the morning. We hope the ride to Britan is smoother than the ride from Dublin. Jay almost lost her cookies on the way here. So far our stay here has been free thanks to an incompetent park attendant who hasn't asked for any fees. We spent one day travelling all over the island by electric rail, steam rail, horse tram, and by a very cool three railed electric mountain railcar. We can't post pictures of these yet... but the're soon to come! We also checked out the museum, which was suprisingly huge. I (Jay) even looked up some family history at the graveyard and the historical archives. ... read more




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