A beautiful crisp, cold, sunny morning.
I met my group of friends in a nearby car park to join them on their usual Sunday morning walk for the first time in several weeks. I have not walked with them for a while so it felt good to meet up again, especially on such a lovely day.
Their original plan was to walk up to the tower on the top of Peel hill, but that changed to a route around the harbour and town back out to where we started. A total of 2 hours steady yomping.
This is the view of Peel Hill and its tower, taken from the car park.
We briefly paused to watch this group doing some sort of training exercise in the harbour. Looked pretty chilly to me.
Coffee and shared cake in the museum coffee shop was a welcome pit stop.
A perfect morning.
What is that tower on the hill JayCee? I don't remember seeing it when Lady Pudding and I visited The Isle of Man in 2016. Perhaps it was erected later to commemorate our visit.ReplyDelete
Corrin's Tower was built in 1806 so it should have been there!Delete
Thanks for that JayCee. Poor old Thomas Corrin! I wonder how he became relatively wealthy. Perhaps it was just that he owned land and rented it out to peasants. Little has changed in two hundred years.Delete
It looks a good walk. I just googled Corrin's Tower. It was a folly and built to be a memorial to his wife who died in childbirth. They were non conformists and are buried close by. We have Lord Bandon's Folly on our Peninsula(Sheepshead) which was built to provide work and wages to pay for food during the Great Famine. I believe you can see Northern Ireland on a clear day JayCee?ReplyDelete
Yes we can see the Mountains of Mourne very clearly on a good day. Especially if there is snow on the tops in Winter.Delete
"Where the Mountains off Mourne sweep down to the sea". 😊ReplyDelete
The walk up to the top of Peel Hill looks like a hard slog. The harbour walk sounds an easier yomp. 2 hours yomping is good exercise either way. BravoReplyDelete
Yep. I am keeping away from hill climbs until I get my lungs de-gunked!Delete
Yomping? You mean you were loaded with full Royal Marines kit?ReplyDelete
It felt like it... glasses, spare hearing aid batteries and neckloop, mobile 'phone, coins for the coffee shop, car keys, hankie... all in a "bum-bag" around my middle. Weighed a ton.Delete
Looks a lovely day anywayReplyDelete
It was, Weaver.Delete