A restaurant with a view...........

Nautical

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Decided not to go out with some friends on the boat this evening but take a few pictures of them going through the Calf sound. Arrived and lovely, the restaurant was open right down by the cliff edge. So expecting the usual fare was surprised to see freshly caught Sea bass on the menu, I'll have that then and absolutely delightful it was too.

Then it struck me looking across the sound (I seem to be in a melancony mood these last few days) here I am eating wonderful sea food looking across an absolutely beautiful vista of wild and rugged Manx coastline and so lucky to be living right next to it.

Sometimes I take it all for granted but then you have one of those moments when it dawns on you.....very lucky individual indeed.





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Very pictoresque! (sp?)

I do like these late night posts from you lately, when it's all quiet and there's not a lot going on it's nice to be reminded of what Summer will probably be like when it gets here /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Saying that, not been too bad today, but later in the afternoon it went gloomy but the humidity stayed - now I have all windows open, 7 different fans whirring simultaneously, and havent even got an inkiling of a tan to show for it! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
 

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Hey up!
I think I saw that boat!
Honest Injun, was let loose at the wheel of Drestwos "Gentlemans Fishing Vessel" at the very spot earlier.
Well blow Me down with a feather!
I know exactly where You are coming from.
Earlier on Me and SWMBO where doing an "All are Yesterdays" on the Island and diverted to Niarbyl bay on our way to Peel.
Pics stuck in camera, didn,t bring a lead thinghy whatsit doo da.
Again folks, another Cafe arrangement overlooking another nice watery bit of The Isle of Man.
So the Menu said-- "Manx Kipper pate"
So SWMBO said ----" I think I,ll have a cheese and tomatoe sandwich"
So the Menu also said "Fresh Local crab baguette"
So SWMBO said---- "I,ll never have a cheese and tomatoe sandwich again"
And I had the Pate.
Bloody lovely.
Sat outside, Looking at the Sea, looking at three Swedish birds with not much on (TT week folks, all sorts of nationalities on the Island). Nice!
"What were You talking to them about"? says SWMBO
"Oh! they were from Sweden, I just wondered if they knew anything about Swedish boats that,s all"!
The youngest had nice long blonde hair and was called Ingrid,
not married, her No. is 0044 45-- ooh err this is the Motor Boat Forum I forgot!
A beautifull kneck of the woods we are Priviledged to enjoy.
Tiss stunning at times.
Wrong tiss stunning always.
Tiss stunningly Beautiful , right now.
Rich
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Well I am kind of mift I didn't go with my friends now, they rang this morning to say in a rather excited fashion that on the way down they were escorted by a pod of Rissos dolphins (aparently quite rare) then shadowed a monster Basking shark for a while and then when anchored up fishing at the calf a Minke whale and its calf came for a nosey around the boat.

Another glorious day here on the Island today and they are off out again this morning armed to the teeth with enough camera and video gear to run the BBC /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Who would would want to be anywhere else at the moment, marvellous stuff.
 

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Hey Drew,

Has Kawasaki converted your dialect or maybe he has gotton hold of your keyboard.

Rich,
Hope you are enjoying the TT - sad news about the accident

Regards,
SV.
 

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Sad indeed - I love the TT, though its many years since I have been. You can see why it lost its championship points many years ago though. When you watch modern motorcycle track racing you can appreciate the changes made in safety, no more Armco barriers to slam in to- just a rapid slide down the tarmac, across the sand trap and into the hay bales! Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and kick the bike!

Not so with dry stone walls, telegraph poles etc.

Even so, still a great spectacle, with thousands of avid fans and a great atmosphere all over the island. And BTW - the bar has been raised yet again with 130mph average track speed set this year. Crikey!! Who remembers Mike Halewoods 100mph average?
 
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