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Isle of Man

Updated September 30,2006

When we fired up the engine to leave Whitehaven there was no cooling water. Cleaned the raw water strainer, but still no water. Only when I took the hose off the thru-hull, did I find the eel that had taken up residence...

Emma set up this picture

It took us two tries to get to the Isle of Man as bad weather forced us back the first time.

our next boat is going to have an anchor this big

Thomas the Tank Engine came from Man so we had to ride the steam train to Castletown.

all aboard in Douglas

heading south along the coast

Emma on castle ramparts

After the castle tour we stopped at  the nautical museum.

home of the Peggy, an island trading boat built in 1789,that was hidden away and only "re-discovered" in 1935

Our  museum guide, Billy Stowell, told us about life onboard Manx squareriggers. Telling one story about a woman who grew up a tea clipper, he finished by asking Emma, "wouldn't you like to run away to sea ?" "I have, " replied Emma.

Billy showing Emma how to tie a special knot