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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

Isle of Man Steam Packet Seacat Manannan

Was up Douglas Head at just the right time to be able to capture the seacat Manannan entering Douglas harbour.

Isle of Man Steampacket Seacat Manannan - © iomphotography.com