A lovely walk up Peel Hill tonight and the Ocean Endeavour a 132m passenger cruise ship sitting pretty behind Peel Castle, I presume it brought some tourists into to Peel?

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Ocean Endeavour behind Peel Castle - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Artic Terns – Point of Ayre

Artic Terns return to the Island at this time of year to lay their eggs and bring up their young.

These birds make some of the largest migrations known, flying from the Artic to Antarctic each year.

Sections of the beach at the Point of Ayre are roped off to protect the birds and it is an offence to disturb them so please respect our nature.

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Artic Terns POA June 2019 - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Artic Terns POA June 2019 - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This lovely Tholtan was once known as Grammagh Cottage which sits next to the 17th green on Rowany Golf Course in Port Erin, this once loved home was then part of Upper Rowany Farm.

The hill in the background is the Carnanes which leads down to Fleshwick Bay.

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Tholtan, Rowany Golf Course - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Juvenile Peregrine Falcon sea cliffs, Isle of Man

This little one is aged approximately 6 weeks old (1 of a brood of 3, June 2019)

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Juvenile Peregrine Falcon - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse”

A lovely walk today to this isolated building.

It is the site of an old slate quarry workings at the foot of Sartfell Mountain, this building is clearly visible when looking approximately South-East from the TT Course half-way up Barregarrow Hill.

This quarry originally employed about twenty quarrymen, many of whom were Welsh, who came over to the Island following the closures of quarries in their homeland. It closed in about 1874 due to the poor quality of the slate and the buildings subsequently fell into disrepair.

The ruins are those of the blacksmiths shop, stables, a pay office and accommodation for the men.

The belfry at the end of building deceptively gives it the appearance of an old church. In fact, the bell which it once housed was used to signal the beginning and ending of the mens work shifts, which ran day and night.

The old quarry building is very desolate and quite a hard place to get to it has very steep slopes and ravines to cross and a good set of walking boots are a must.

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Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Rose Cottage, Regaby and the Hand of the Manx Giant Arthur Caley.

The interesting aspect of this beautiful Manx Cottage is the gate pillar and the cast hand of the Manx Giant Arthur Caley. Measured from floor to the tip of the hand it measures 7’11″ which is exactly the same height of the Manx Giant.

Apparently Captain George Burrows, had a Market Garden and a coal yard in Parliament Street in Ramsey and he lived in Rose Cottage. He employed ‘The Manx Giant’ and he had the hands made which he put on the gatepost. He (Capt George Burrows) also gave some items belonging to Arthur Caley to the Manx Museum in Douglas.

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Rose Cottage, Regaby - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Looking towards Maughold Head from Reayrt Chalse (Charlie’s View) at Ballafayle.

These two bronze sculptured Ravens are erected high above Ballafayle in memory of the late Sir Charles Kerruish (1917 – 2003). Sir Charles was a well known politician and former Speaker of the House of Keys.

What a beautiful and peaceful place this is to visit.

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Reayrt Chalse (Charlie's View) - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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