We've been away from
the Island for most of the month, staying in our second 'island home',
a rented villa on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. As always, I took
loads of pictures which I won't bore website visitors with, but here is
a small selection of eight, cropped into a widescreen format.
Panasonic TZ60, TZ200,
GoPro Hero 9 & Samsung Galaxy A71
First Isle of Man pictures
since our trip away. I took these in a gap between heavy rain showers,
stopping at several locations on the road to West Baldwin, then through
the village and up past Injebreck. The final three were taken from
the Brandywell road as it drops down towards Kirkmichael.
Panasonic FZ72 30/9/22
Due to the 'Ben-my-Chree'
having to visit dry dock in Birkenhead for some repair work, the fast craft
'Manannan' has been covering her daytime sailings to Heysham as well as
her own Liverpool sailings. The weather hasn't been very kind over
the last few days for a fastcraft and I took these pictures from home this
morning after seeing that a friend was sailing on her. I've also
included a Marine Traffic map screenshot, showing the bad weather route
adopted by Steam Packet vessels in these conditions. The sea state
evidently improved this afternoon as she came back on the direct route.
Panasonic FZ72 31/10/22