Category Archives: Douglas Harbour

The Manannan arriving in Douglas Bay (3 Images).

The Manannan is a 96 metre wave piercing catamaran which offers passengers fast and comfortable journeys to and from the Isle of Man. Her main route is to Liverpool and back at a journey time of just 2hrs 45mins each way.

Click on the 3 images below for a larger view.Mannannin1-© www.iomphotography.com

Mannannin2-© www.iomphotography.com

Mannannin3-© www.iomphotography.com

Douglas Harbour Lift Bridge.

This image shows the Lift Bridge which was completed in 2004 and allows access for pedestrians and vehicles to the quayside and harbour area. Under the bridge there is a flap gate which ensures water remains in the harbour at all times and keeps the marina afloat. The bridge itself is operational +/- 2 hours every high tide, when it can be lifted to allow boats in and out of the harbour.

Douglas Harbour Lift Bridge-© iomphotography.com

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows the Lift Bridge fully up and the yacht going through is called “The Pride Of Mann” and is for the sailing for disabled.

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Pride of Mann  - © iomphotography.com

Douglas Quay and Marina

This image shows Douglas Marina which was built in 2001 and was the first Marina for the Isle of Man, there is now another one in Peel. This Marina has really lifted the quayside as before it was built when the tide went out it left a silty and sad looking harbour but now there is constant water with beautiful yachts moared and on a sunny day the sun glistens of the sea. The Quayside has also been improved with new paving and seating to sit and watch the world and the yachts go by.

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Douglas Quay and Marina-© iomphotography.com

Seacat Manannan arriving into Douglas Harbour.

In the right place at the right time to capture the Seacat sailing past the Tower of Refuge as she arrives into Douglas Harbour from Liverpool.
The Tower of Refuge was the idea of Sir William Hilary, the founder of The Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He wanted a safe place for sailors to get to whilst waiting to be rescued as the seas round the Island were very dangerous and the coast was to far to swim to. The Tower was designed by John Welch and was completed in 1832. It was built on Conister Rock in Douglas Bay and was kept stocked with bread and fresh water and offered shelter from the bad weather and rough seas.
When the tide is very low, it is possible to walk out to the Tower.
Took this image using my 55mm-200mm lens on my Nikon DX40 camera.

Seacat Manannin - © iomphotography.com

 

Douglas Harbour

Took this image of Douglas Harbour from the Steam-Packet vessel Manannan whilst waiting to go to Liverpool. It was a beautiful calm morning, this was taken at 7am on a sunny, summers day in July. You can see to the left of the image the famous Camera Obscura, and in the middle near the top of the image is the Manx Radio building.

Douglas Harbour - © iomphotography.com

Ben-My-Chree

Took this image of the Ben-My-Chree in Douglas harbour from the Seacat Manannan whilst waiting to go to Liverpool.

Ben-My-Chree - © iomphotography.com