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A Manx Holiday - 2009

Photographs  Barry Rodgers 2009

Barry Rodgers has forwarded this collection of photographs taken on a holiday to the Isle of Man in Summer 2009.
Barry writes: We travelled over on the July 27 on the MANANNAN from Liverpool. We arrived in Force 6 conditions and were impressed by how well the MANANNAN handled the conditions.  We travelled back to the UK on the BEN-MY-CHREE in very calm weather.

The photographs show BEN-MY-CHREE arriving in rough conditions on July 28, SILVER RIVER is seen departing from Ramsey on July 30. The super yacht LE GRAND BLEU is seen anchored in Douglas Bay on August 02.  On August 03, we watched from Douglas Head as the MANANNAN approached Douglas in fairly rough conditions. She was on her final approach when she suddenly did a full circle turn - apparently to let the SNAEFELL depart for Dublin. I don't think the MANANNAN's passengers would have appreciated the extra time taken before she reached the shelter of the harbour!

We then took some pictures of the Snaefell en route to Dublin from Marine Drive. On the evening of 4.8.09., the tall ship STAVROS S NIARCHOS was photographed Douglas harbour with the BEN-MY-CHREE and the MANANNAN.

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