Suwena’s Sailing Voyage to the Isle of Man
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Suwena’s Sailing Voyage to the Isle of Man

October 13, 2019


Peel is a small town on the west
coast of the Isle of Man. We had a berth for Suwena on
the inner harbour behind the sill, which opens only
during the high water. The town of Peel has everything
available for visiting yachtsmen even including the ruins of
the castle and the smokehouse next to the harbour, not forgetting
the friendly sailors all around. Staying with Suwena in Peel
was an excellent decision as the harbour of the capital town
of Douglas is very tight and the space for visiting yachts is limited. Travelling between the towns is easy
as the bus network of the island is excellent. The bus routes follow the
world famous TT racetrack. We came to Ramsey for taking
a narrow gauge tramway which is the oldest in the
world and it still runs on the same route with original carriages. We changed the line in Laxey
and started a steep climb up to the highest mountain
on the Isle of Man for reaching the top of Snaefell. Soon we were at the top
of the Isle of Man at the height of 620 m. Back at sea level we changed from
the electric power to the horse power. In Douglas we changed our
mode of transport once again. This time we took the steam
train to the south of the island. However the strangest mode of
transport we witnessed was in Castletown where the annual Tin
Bath World Championship is held. Soon it was time to say goodbye
to this strange lovely island and prepare for another
crossing of the Irish Sea.

2 Comments

  • Reply Riku Nuutila February 4, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Onko videoita tulossa jatkossa vielä suomeksi?

  • Reply Andy UK - SY Corrival - Rival 32 March 23, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Beautiful, IOM is a wonderful place. Andy UK

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