After my long walk yesterday I just felt like a stroll today so, after coffee, we drove the 5 minutes to the supermarket at the edge of Peel and parked the car. It was a pleasant stroll down onto the promenade with its view of the castle, and a few families distancing on the beach.
We walked along to the footbridge and across the harbour to the causeway out to the castle. The weather seems to have brought many people out and it was quite busy.
After walking out to the breakwater to look for seals (no luck) we retraced our steps, pausing to take a look at Fenella Beach and the hardy souls swimming. The carving of Lady Fenella stood proudly at the entrance, surveying the scene.
I popped into the supermarket which was also quite busy and found myself adding a pack of chocolate & hazelnut ice creams into my basket. Don't know how that happened!
Hey, you are one of the brave pioneers!! Chocolate icecream was the only way to start. Onwards!ReplyDelete
Love your Feneloa statue
Fenella.....why did spell check change that to feneloa. Who or what on earth is thatDelete
She's lovely isn't she? She was the wife of the Celtic god of the sea, Mannanan, who created our little island.Delete
And here I am again having googled feneloa which turns out to be nothing at all. Double checked, yes spell checker did change fenella. Has Google gone mad now tooDelete
Spellcheck is a real pain. It changes my words after I have finished a sentence and moved on. I have to remember to keep going back to check it 😡Delete
You could turn spellcheck off. I am sure you spell perfectly anyway Jaycee and don't need it. I like the statue too.Delete
Thanks Rachel. I have turned it off on the laptop but not figured out how to stop it on this tablet. Must try harder!Delete
Ooh, just found the SmartType option and turned it off. That's better!Delete
That all looks lovely and peaceful in the sunshine.ReplyDelete
Thanks Tasker. It was lovely today. Sometimes I forget how lucky we are to be alive.Delete
Oh JayCee , how beautiful does that look. How lovely to live near such a gorgeous place .... and look at that blue sky. Lovely photographs as well. Nothing wrong with a bit of ice cream..... I’m about to have some chocolate .... ummmmm naughty ! XXXXReplyDelete
We get so excited by blue skies here as they are often few and far between. Just right for ice cream though.Delete
Enjoy your chocolate xx
Splendid photos Jaycee. It feels like Heaven on Earth when its sunshiny.ReplyDelete
Doesn't it just!Delete
It looks glorious! What a wonderful place to walk in and I love the look of Lady Fenella.ReplyDelete
Thanks Vronni xxDelete
Great photos, JayCee. Lovely to see more of your special part of the world.ReplyDelete
Thank you Chris. xDelete
I guess that Peregrine must have had his club with him if you were looking for seals. They probably spotted him and skedaddled. Trendy people may be into clubbing but seals prefer a more sedate life.ReplyDelete
Just swimming and fishing. Sometimes posing for visitors. What a life.Delete
For a second there, JayCee, I thought you were talking about Peregrine.Delete
Hmm, now you come to mention it.....Delete
And there I always thought the story (as told by my dad) was that The Irish giant Finn McCool threw a lump of land at a Scottish giant - the earth fell into the Irish Sea and formed Isle of Man - the hole filled with water and formed Lough Neagh!ReplyDelete
Lady Fenella looks a bit mournful against that brilliant blue sky.
Cathy, you are right, my apologies. After Finn did his business with the clod of earth the island was later named after Mannanan. How could I have got that wrong when I knew that story !!!Delete
You had me at icecream!! Some lovely pics, Jay (or should I call you by another name,?). I've been twice to your lovely island and never visited the castle - next time eh.ReplyDelete
Hugs, Mary x.
Well, I do have another name but it's a secret!Delete
I haven't had ice cream for months. That might well be on my list this week.ReplyDelete
I have resisted for over a year but the weather persuaded me to relent.Delete