The Isle of Man coast looking south from a hill just outside Peel


Dawn over the farms outside Peel


Watching the sun rise




The flowers on the hillside outside Knockaloe Beg Farm


Coastal footpath


Dawn over Knockaloe Beg farm


Dawn outside Peel


A 7am hike


The western Manx coast just before sunrise


Sheep! On a farm that has around 1000 sheep


Dawn outside Peel


A sheep's skull on a farm


A neuroscientist explaining which bit of  the skull was used for  what


Sheep's skull


The sleeping tow of Peel at 7am


Douglas Head Lighthouse


The rocks outside Douglas with a small concrete bunker


The Camera Obscura that projects images of the surrounding Douglas Bay (without the use of lens)


A Manx Electric Railway car with benches whose backrests can be manually rotated so the whole car doesn't have to be turned around at the last stop


Spring in Douglas


The Manx Electric Railway's open-air and closed carriages


Terraced housing in Douglas


Angler tending to the catch after pointing out a baby seal swimming near the pier


Fog over the Douglas lighthouse


At low tide you can walk a hundred metres from here before you reach the water


Unrealistically green Manx lawn


1943 litres


The port of Douglas


Beware! Horse trams! Douglas does actually have horse trams along its seaside promenade in summer.


The hunger strike over the prison's smoking ban was one of the biggest news story in the spring of 2008


Hutchinson Square




Anglers by Douglas lighthouse


'Maximum penalty: f^ck you' - fighting the power on the Isle of Man


The Manx find it important to show they're not English; they even paint Britain's standard black litter bins blue to show how much this is so.


Douglas Bay at low tide with the Tower of Refuge, a shelter built for sailors who got shipwrecked on Canister Rock


One of the Manx Electric Railway's tramcars


Park in Douglas


Though they paint their litter bins blue, the post pillar boxes remain red unlike their brothers on similarly Crown-dependent Guernsey


The Steam Railway at Douglas station


Residential Douglas


Victorian terraces built during the period when Douglas became a popular seaside resort with the English


The three-legged Manx symbol is almost ubiquitous on the island


View over Douglas with the Sileau Ruy mountain in the background


The scenic Raad Ny Foillan (The Way of the Gull) coastal path leading out of Douglas


Stone wall along the coastal road near Douglas


Posh hillside villas overlooking Laxey Bay


Low tide


A walk along Laxey beach


This dog had no idea how to get rid of the tennis ball once it had got it in its mouth, so manual intervention was needed


It must be great to sail out in this weather


Open for hot and cold food






View from the pier in Laxey Bay


Terraced houses in Laxey


Manx Electric Railway


The wooden interior of the Manx Electric Railway


Give way to the tram


In the valley of the Laxey River


View along the Irish Sea coast from the Manx Electric Railway's open air tramcar


The Irish Sea from a MER car


The termini of the Manx Electric Railway and the Snaefell Mountain Railway (old-fashioned tramcars run on both routes)


Path running along Laxey River


The TT (Tourist Trophy) race is the main sports event of the island, which has no speed limit on many of its roads


Snaefell Wheel, a 15m diameter water wheel previously used for pumping water to help mining operations


The port of Castletown, the former capital of the island


In the port of Castletown


Now agriculture constitutes only 1% of the island's economy


Public footpath sign in Poyll Vaaish, with the Manx triskelion (meaning 'three-legged'), present on both the country's flag and coat-of-arms


Manx businessman


On the train


View from Marine Drive, a several mile long clifftop road just outside Douglas


A cobweb on one of the stones above the sheer drop to sea level


The gateway to the Marine Drive




Housing on top of the Douglas Head headland


That's a big drop


Admittedly not the best place to learn to drive


Old cowboy


View over Port Erin Bay from the promenade


Port Erin Bay


The path leading down from the summit of Snaefell, the highest mountain on the Isle of Man


Ghost tram


Surprise sheep


The 'stone' marking the summit of Snaefell. The view was spectacular.


The Snaefell Mountain Railway passing through a cloud


The mountainside of Snaefell


Ascending Snaefell

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