The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 32mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
I took this image on the 2nd July 2011, the image shows the beginning of the demolition of the rear side of the once grande hotel which gracefully overlooked the northern part of Ramsey Bay.
The hotel, which first opened in 1897 as the Ramsey Hydro, closed its doors for the last time in February 2009, click here for an image that I took of the front of the hotel in September 2004 – (click below image for larger view).
I will ensure that a picture of the replacement hotel is added to the site when it happens!
William Joseph ‘Joey’ Dunlop 1952 – 2000
This memorial to the 26-times TT winner, who died while racing in Estonia in July 2000, is situated at the former Murray’s Motorcycle Museum at the Bungalow on the Mountain section of the world famous TT Course – (click image for larger view).
The statue was donated by helmet manufacturer Arai and is a twin to the statue in Joey’s hometown of Ballamoney.
I captured this vessel moored about a mile north off Ramsey Bay today (just off the Dog Mills in Bride) I am pretty sure she was sheltering from the severe gales that the Island is experiencing right now.
The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 135mm.
Vessel Size: 103m x 90m x 3.1m
Vessel Tonnage: 13608gt
Vessel Built: 1991