Weekend in the Isle of Man

So last weekend I set off for the Isle of Man for a long weekend. You may ask why I went to the Isle of Man this time of year? Well, we have family out there, but other than that there is very little to do out there this time of year.

On Wednesday evening before we were due to fly out to the Isle of Man we were faced with snow. Within the space of a few hours this….

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Turned to this….

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Let’s just say, we weren’t sure whether we would even make it out to the Isle of Man on Thursday morning! After a hairy drive we made it to Gatwick airport and waited to see if we were going to get there…

But we made it!

From the airport we went to visit family. Mum’s Aunt, Uncle and Cousin (and his family) live out on the Isle of Man, so we headed to mum’s aunt’s house first.

After spending some time with little Pixie the dog we went back to check in to our little cottage we were staying in for the weekend.

Mum’s cousin has some horses and chickens so we went to visit them. The chickens had been let inside because it was so unbelievably cold outside!

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My dad was due to fly out to meet us in the Isle of Man on Friday afternoon but his flight got cancelled, so he ended up flying out on Saturday morning instead. Anyway, most of the time we spent with mum’s family (and their dogs).

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On Saturday morning my grandad and I went to the Manx museum to have a look around. It was incredibly fascinating and we spent a good couple of hours there! Plus they did good hot chocolate!

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We went down to Douglas seafront on Saturday afternoon and the destruction from Storm Emma was pretty obvious. Seaweed was strewn all over the road, with railings, paving slabs, roof tiles etc. It was a mess! The photos don’t really do it justice!

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On Sunday we spent some time down at The Sound in the cafe and looking for seals. I’m glad we saved this until the winds had died down as it wouldn’t have been very nice on any of the other days!

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We then flew home on Sunday evening πŸ™‚

I’ve put together a little video of clips from the trip πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you again tomorrow πŸ™‚

 

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9 thoughts on “Weekend in the Isle of Man

    • It’s a nice place πŸ™‚ just not this time of year! I think between April/May to October is when most things are going on out there πŸ™‚

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