Chris's rant fest travel blog

Castle on the Isle

Jenny & Rob in front of the castle

Isle from the TT mountain course

Castle where Rob & Jenny got married

Boot of Man

Tower for shipwrecked sailors

Douglas pt 1

Jenny & Rob

Douglas pt 2

Trip to Isle of Man to see Rob and Jenny Hunter. After recent events in London, it was really good to get out of town and see some friendly faces. I have been here around a week and in this time spent most of it sight seeing around the Island - its quite pretty out here and somewhat similar to New Zealand.

We went around the TT motorbike course (guys apparently do the 38 mile course in 17 minutes, reaching speeds of 170 miles/hour) - the number of fences and other objects that could be hit was astounding, and probably explains the relatively high fatality rates associated with the race.

Also went up Snaiffel Mountain - at around 600 metres, the highest mountain on the island. Apparently on a good day you can see England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland from this point. Unfortunately it was a bit grey at the top, so we could only see around the Isle of Man. Still a cool view.

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