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Isle of Man Steam Packet Company - Manannan


Manannan Round The Island Cruise


Sunday May 01, 2011

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2011

On Sunday morning May 01, 2011 I undertook my second MANANNAN "Round the Island Cruise". This was to be my second RTI on board MANANNAN - the first in 2009 had been somewhat disappointing due to heavy rain between Point of Ayre and Langness. By comparison this trip was to be much, much better with perfect visibility and sunshine. MANANNAN departed Douglas at around 10:57 with 211 passengers on board. A surprisingly low number given the fine, but breezy weather.

Despite the wind, apart from a little motion rounding the Point of Ayre it was a smooth sail which presented many photographic opportunities. Off the north west coast MANANNAN which was travelling clockwise around the island passed the "Round the Island Yacht Race" which had commenced from Ramsey which was running anti-clockwise.

Therefore, this report is presented in mainly photographic format with timings at principal points of interest - enjoy the coastal views of the wonderful Isle of Man - from the Steam Packet's finest fast craft to date.

11:01 - Douglas Lighthouse11:04 - Port Soderick11:0711:10 - Ronaldsway Airport11:11 - Derby Haven Fort
11:11 - Castletown Golf Links11:12 - Langness11:13 - Langness Lighthouse11:17 - Approaching Port St. Mary11:20 - Port St. Mary
11:22 - The Chasms11:24 - Calf Sound (south)11:26 - Calf of Man11:27 - Chicken Rock Lighthouse
11:28 - Calf of Man Lighthouses11:31 - Calf Sound & Visitor Centre11:32 - Port Erin11:33 - Bradda Head and Milner's Tower 11:34 - south west coast to Niarbyl
11:42 - Niarbyl11:42 - Dalby11:48 - St. Patrick's Island, Peel11:52 - Peel in wake
12:05 - Round the Island Yacht Race12:20 - Point of Ayre12:22 - Point Of Ayre12:29 - Ramsey Bay12:30 - Approaching Maughold Head
12:36 Maughold Lighthouse12:40 Port Cornaa
12:40 Dhoon Glen12:45 - Laxey12:45 - Clay Head12:50 - Groudle Glen - Sealion RocksGroudle Glen
Groudle Glen Holiday CottagesHowstrake Holiday Camp Remains12:55 - Approaching Douglas Harbour12:56 - Tower of Refuge12:57 - Arriving At Douglas


13:01 - On Victoria Pier

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