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.
What you think
Betty was admired and envied by fellow festival attendees and was of eminently appropriate vintageSue Topham
Despite wind and rain of biblical proportions we were assured of a warm, dry, snug bed on emerging fSue Topham
Had a great time with Betty at Cropredy Music Festival.Sue Topham
We had a great time in Betty - Cathy didn't want to give her back:)John W
We had a vantastic time with Betty this bank holiday in EdaleDan Ellin
The van was fantastic had a great weekend. Rachel xRachel
Wow - the pictures of Betty don't do her justice - she is a beautGraham Wilson
Betty is an absolute delight and has a personality all of her own. We will certainly be back.Mark Smith
Literally you have to go to Germany in Betty. So many fans, beeps, waves and pictures!Jimmy Vestbirk
Hi Anne we've had a lovely weekend in Betty. The awning has been a godsend to give the extra space.Amanda
Anne's Vans were a pleasure to deal with the hiring of our van. Highly recommended!Claire Smith
I was amazed at how comfortable it was to drive Betty the van.Dave Cooper