Tag Archives: Peel

Cormorants stretching their wings.

Saw these cormorants stretching their wings in Peel on the rocks next to the slipway on a nice summers day.

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Off loading their catch of the day.

Whilst on Peel Breakwater having a walk and taking photos I was fascinated watching this fishing boat unloading his catch of the day, a full load of fresh crabs.

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Seal in Peel Harbour.

Managed to get a photo of this cheeky chappie in Peel harbour on a nice summers day.

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Inside the walls of Peel Castle.

Made the most of a beautiful sunny spring day by visiting Peel Castle. This Castle is situated on St Patricks Isle in Peel and used to be a place of worship before becoming the fort of Magnus Barefoot – an 11th century Viking King of Mann.
Inside the Castle walls there are the remains of St Patricks Church, The Round Tower and the crypt of the 13th century Cathedral of St German.
The Castle has extensive grounds and visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Peel and beyond.
The Castle is also famous for being haunted by a large black dog called the Moddey Dhoo and there have been reports of sightings of a ghostly apparition of the black dog.

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Lag Ny Keeilley.

Went for a walk to Lag Ny Keeilley on a misty spring day. We started out walking to Eary Cushlin and then continued passed on the footpath which takes you down to this tranquil and very peaceful remains of an old Early Christian Hermitage Site. The footpath is very precarious in places and is not for the faint hearted or unsure footed.
Once down there it is well worth the hard work as its such a calming, peaceful place to sit and take in your surroundings, would have been even better on a clearer day but still worth the walk.
On a clear day you can see Niarbyl Bay behind you and Peel Hill ahead of you and the only neighbours at this site are the sheep and the birds of prey we heard screeching over head.

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