The Empress Hotel
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... for those that served over there in Normandy. He was also due another special medal of honour from the French which he hoped to receive before he popped off!
As we walked back up the street, I felt very emotional with a powerful knowledge that I was walking the very same steps Grandma did. I wanted to say,"Grandma I am here" - (tearing up now writing this a week later). It is really hard to articulate but it was very special and something I am unlikely ...
I woke up so sick, went back to bed and Bryan headed for the grandstand. I slept, he took many photos in the pits and of bikes parked. No racing as wind absolutely howling and rather cool. A helicopter had actually crashed on the mountain. I woke and thought I'd be well enough to go to the grandstand and join him.... Got to the township and decided no. Found a chemist and got drugs - sinus spray and cold and ...
... me, this time we decided on where to go, checked the bus time table and headed off to Peel. I am starting to understand why people keep coming back time and time again to the I.O.M and not just for the racing..it really is a beautiful place to see and the locals are polite, friendly and more than helpful. Peel had the remains of an old castle that we went to look around, on entry we were given a radio type unit that gives a run down on each area you looked at, all you had to ...
... Hi there, you ok? Would you like a cuppa?" were the first words of this kind gentleman. We stood there chatting for about 20 minutes or so while I warmed up. During our chat the gentleman informed me of a wonderful stretch of beach where many motorcyclists ride along on the seafront sands from one town to the next.
The section he was talking about was about a further 7 miles up the West coast from "Kirk Michael" to a place called "The Cronk".
With GPS ...
... coming out of the harbor as the tide is down. It must get equalized at some point so the boats can come and go. There was a fish ladder beside the small dam as well. The water was racing out pretty fast. There were quite a few boats in the harbor. Couldn't remember which was he said the cafe was. We can see a sign that says Cafe and the map showed several restaurants along the seafront road but not sure so we ask a local ...