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Isle of Man Easter

15th April 2017
Posted by Anne
Isle of Man Easter

You may have noticed that we are in the Isle of Man for Easter. Not in our campervan. We are in a comfortable house near the promenade in Peel. Today is Saturday. A kind of hiatus between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. A day the shops are all open all day.

Today we walked up Peel Hill. This is a local landmark with an elevation one sixth the height of Mount Snowdon. I am full of useful facts like that. The walk up only takes 20 - 30 minutes and is worth it for the view. Needs to be nice weather.

As it happens it is nice weather. You can see this from the picture of a seagull. Who says the weather in the British Isles is rubbish on a bank holiday weekend. This photo was taken from the breakwater at Peel harbour. One of our fave spots. Has a great cafe there and you can take your cuppa up to the top of the wall and look out for basking sharks. We have been coming to the Isle of Man for decades and only once seen a basking shark. I continue to live in hope.

Peel has a marina that fills with visiting yachts during the Summer months. The attractions are obvious. Three great restaurants in The Boatyard, The Creek Inn and Filbeys together with some characterful pubs where you can mix with the locals. They serve up local beer from Bushy’s Brewery. There is also a seriously good ice cream parlour on the prom, a ruined castle, rock pools for a bit of net fishing and plenty of wildlife.

All in all the perfect page for a campervan holiday should you wish to hire ours ;) Our VW Campervan Betty is a 1971 T2 Bay and is available for hire. Anne’s vans is a Lincoln based campervan hire business.

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