Isle of Man TT

Can you believe it, Saturday’s superbike race was cancelled due to heavy rain? What! We finally get to go to the Isle of Man’s TT race for what should be the main event, the superbikes, and the weather lets us down! Then, rubbing salt into our wounds the race got postponed to Monday when we would be back at work. Doh! 😥 Work Sucks! And so does the weather! :angry:

Anyway, it gave us much more time to explore the island’s attractions and spend time with Laetitia’s sister and family.

Laxey Wheel
Laxey Wheel
Cashtal yn Ard (Castle of the Heights)
Cashtal yn Ard (Castle of the Heights)
Kirk Maughold Parish Church Cross Shelter
Kirk Maughold Parish Church Cross Shelter
Kirk Maughold Parish Church Cross Shelter
Kirk Maughold Parish Church Cross Shelter

Sunday turned out sunny. But the traditional Mad Sunday being what it is, a chance for everyone to ride the famous TT circuit, racing was still not an option. But, the biking entertainment at Peel was still on, and with glorious weather at last, off we went to save some biking action from the weekend…

Peel Day
Peel Day

Steve Colley was amazing. This guy has clearly got masses of skill on a bike. But he also gives the impression – with his running commentary of his stunts – that he’s also got an ego to go with it! I lost count of just how many times he had to tell us this trick or that was “really difficult” or “just about as hard as it gets”.

Steve Colley at Peel
Steve Colley at Peel

On the other hand, the Purple Helmets have got no ego what-so-ever, having fun with just about everything including themselves! 😆

The Purple Helmets at Peel
The Purple Helmets at Peel

We even had time for a bit of bouldering on the beach at Peel…

Bouldering on Peel Beach
Bouldering on Peel Beach

We should have checked in with Mike Caine’s IoM Rock Climbing site before we went though, there’s loads of climbing on the island. Ah well, plenty of detail there for next time…

Now of course we are back home so after work I’ll have to watch the TT superbike race on the TV tonight…