A magical day - part three

Monday, August 09, 2010


'Sunset city' aka Peel is dominated by this impressive castle on St Patrick's Isle. St Patrick brought Christianity to the island in 1226 but ruins here date back to 1000 AD. The original wooden fort was built in the 11th century by Magnus Barelegs (he was braver than me!). Also the ruins of the first St German's Cathedral remain here.

There was a marquee set up for the current run of Othello. Shakespeare beneath the stars - lovely!

One cannot go to Peel without having afternoon tea at Harbour Lights near the marina. A pot of hot Earl Grey and a slice of Victoria sponge..... mm mmm mmmmmm!

It was a fairly clear day and, if we squinted, we could see the Mountains of Mourne from Fenella Beach (in the centre of this shot). This is a good spot to see basking sharks but there weren't any today.

Having been out and about for 7 hours we decided it was time to head for home. We had such a happy and active day in the sunshine. OK, we didn't eat too healthily but it lifted our spirits and certainly I slept extremely well that evening! The past year has been tough for me ever since my fall but I am slowly recovering and days out with my camera are such a joy for me. I will never take such a simple thing for granted ever again.

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    I'm glad you had such a special day! I'm sure you walked off the food and then some!
    4002 days ago
    What a wonderful day to share with a friend!
    Really - with lots of friends.
    I need to take my camera and head somewhere new soon!
    4005 days ago
    Hi, actually it was boiling hot but a bit overcast. There were lots of people further down the beach but I try not to get them in my pics. I wouldn't want to upset anyone!
    4006 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/9/2010 4:24:12 PM
    It looks beautiful but there's no-one on the beach - was it cold, it doesn't look too sunny?
    4006 days ago
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