Just a short post today.
We drove an hour from home here in Ramsey at the northern end of the island down to Castletown in the south, as we had arranged to meet up with friends for coffee.
It was a lovely sunny day and we enjoyed catching up with the couple as we haven't seen them for a few years .
We paused to admire the house where Captain John Quilliam lived.
He served as first lieutenant on HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. He was a farmer's son who was impressed into the Royal Navy in 1794
We also strolled past the Old Grammar School. It was built around 1200AD as the first church for the settlement that grew up around Castle Rushen, later becoming a school for boys. It is the oldest roofed structure still standing on the Isle of Man today.
The first photo could be in Seville. Amazing reflection JayCee.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dave. That reflection on the water caught my eye as we were crossing the bridge. A lovely calm day.Delete
Great views and an interesting historical journey. Glad you shared it with your blog followers!ReplyDelete
Thank you Chris xDelete
The island has quite a foreign look about it - the architecture is lovely- have you always lived there?ReplyDelete
Weaver, no. We moved here in 1991 and are still learning all about its rich history.Delete
I see the umbrellas have found their way to the I o M. That street looks beautiful, as Weaver says, it looks rather foreign; Italian even.ReplyDelete
It's not quite like that in reality, Cro. Much less glamorous!Delete
There's a nice little cottage for you? Castletown looks nice.ReplyDelete
Well, funnily enough we saw a very pretty little house there which has just come up for sale. We are hoping to view it next week. We are in the queue!Delete
Nice town and interesting history. Oh yeh, and blue skies ! Can't miss commenting on the weather lolReplyDelete
The weather is our most interesting feature!Delete
Yes, I was going to mention the blue skies, too. The blue is so pretty in your photos. How nice you had such a lovely day with friends!ReplyDelete
We have so many grey days here that I cannot resist taking photos when the sun is shining.Delete
Looks like a grand day.ReplyDelete
I'm gathering you haven't ruled out any particular places on to live IoM as long as the home is in walking distance of a village/town, yes? Good luck with the continuing house hunt.
There are a couple of locations we are not too keen on but we are hoping to find our ideal home anywhere in the north, west or south within walking distance of facilities. We don't want much do we!!Delete
I love seeing the Isle in the sun given that the one and only stay I had there was so awful. I'm away from home at the moment so missing quite a few posts unfortunately.ReplyDelete
You must tell me about that visit sometime.Delete
Hope you are enjoying yourself Graham.