The Chesterhouse Hotel
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... across the road so we asked him. He was about mid 30's and very friendly and helpful.
We explained our mission and whilst he had been there about 10 years, Grandma passed away a little before then but he said that the old man who was 91 years old living next to him had been there a lot longer and probably would have known her, so he offered to introduce us to him. Introductions made, Ron did in fact recall Grandma and he began to share about her. ...
... and headed back. Bryan beat me by a half hour, and we decided to rug up and take the electric tram to Laxey and change for The Snaefell electric railway. Passed the vantage point of Bungalow, then reached the summit..... Hot cuppa in order! Blowing a gale. Saw bikes on the mountain road (visitors). Headed back to Laxey, walked around there and saw the water wheel, then home. Dinner, then bed - light till ...
... wide and revolves at approximately three revolutions per minute. It was built in 1854 to pump water from the mineshafts and named "Lady Isabella" after the wife of Lieutenant Governor Charles Hope who was the island's governor at that time. Despite the weather being cold and foggy with the odd touch of drizzle it was a beautiful place to visit. We went to the very top of the wheel up some narrow steps that was not very easy when other people were coming up or down, I dare ...
... It was extremely rough with many very steep downhill sections. Of course these steep sections were full of mud and puddles of ice so I had to take great care simply not to go sliding down the road. Most of the time it was a case of simply letting the bike go and hoping for the best. Touching brakes or trying to slow down in any way whatsoever would more than likely see you on your backside and into the mud so it was hang on and hope for the best!!
By the time I was ...
... went rather backwards though and we started in the 30's for our guides.
Peel Castle: we started in the guardhouse and I managed to climb to the top for some photos. We spend several hours there. The audio guide was good because he was short and to the point and didn't labor on and on and on like a lot of places do, trying to fit 500 years of history in one point audio guide for about 15 minutes. So I ...