Ramsey - hike to Albert Tower


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July 10th 2010
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Ramsey - two lighthouses.
To Ramsey (Manx: Rhumsaa) we got by bus number 3 and we noticed weather were getting better, we saw blue sky in some interwals. We hadn't have there any significant attraction to see but I knew about Albert Tower and I mentioned my friend about it. This tower is made of granite and rising to 45 feet. It was built in 19th century (1847) to commemorate royal visit of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. At first we walked around town centre until we reached to beach. Town is nice as each other on the island but we noticed Ramsey has less number of old buildings than the other towns. At the beach we noticed lighthouses and shortly after some young sand racers whose finished their racings on beach - that time wa low tide. When short after we reached to pier we noticed it was unavailable and we decided to come back to Peel but not through Douglas but rather go straight to Peel. We found a but stop, checked when we could expect sny bus and realised we have above one hour spare time. This time I got an idea to go towards tower visible at the top of hill adjecent
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Ramsey - local church
to the town. We have gone there - track was really steep because we ignore some signs and forgot hints these someone gave us (as usual). Paweł and I had a plan being sweat and tired. Paweł every day held some beers in his bag, that was the same. And we had a tradition to drink beers under tower mounted any cliff. The Tower called Albert tower and in that time in the top of Ramsey's hill was the same - Paweł pulled out beers to light and handed me over one of them. We drank and been happy because it wasn't easy to get overthere. After we took empty cans with us and came back by bus to Peel. That time our route was really interesting because at the left side of bus we passed hills and at he right just plain. I knew about it because earlier I watched a lot into books with island's maps. In hotel we drank the rest of beer, one or two per head and just relaxed in pub later evening.


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Ramsey - memorial
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Ramsey - promenade
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Ramsey - promenade
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Sandy beach during low tide.
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Viewpoint of Albert Tower from long distance
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Forest - rare sight on ther British Isles
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Albert Tower
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Albert Tower - inscription and Isle of Man's Coat of the Arms
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Viewpoint towards north
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Viewpoint toward south
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A funny announcement :-D
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Viewpoint towards sea nearby Kirk Michael


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