Tuesday, June 21

W is for WAVE! (Isle of Man 2011 Part 2)


Sunday during TT week is known as Mad Sunday. The activities seem to take place at Ramsey and as has become the norm, we met up with our friend Jane, a blogging friend of many years. (Infact this photograph was indeed taken by Jane.) We headed over to Parliament Square which leads up to the Mountain but the Mountain Road was closed due to an oil spill. In all the 4 years we have been visiting the island the closing of the Mountain Road has become common place. Oil spills are one common cause, but more than normal it is through road traffic accidents, often involving motorbikes. The mountain route forms part of the TT course and during the TT it is one way, so many bikers love to do a few laps of the course itself. I have been round it a couple of times but prefer Jon to drop me somewhere whilst he goes for a gentle tootle!!! (Wink!)

We headed down to Peel, after waving goodbye to Jane and after a while headed back to Port Erin.

Monday was race day so we took our place at Bradden Bridge









The sun was shining and we witnessed a great day's racing, seeing Michael Dunlop take a win.
Tuesday was a special day for a special person! To read his mum's account and see the video visit Shrinky's blog here









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A wonderful time was had by all - and hope to repeat it next year!
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25 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a brilliant time!

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  2. We did Angela - bring it on 2012!!!

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  3. Eacher to her own! ;) But I'm glad you had such a great time and that the weather was on your side.

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  4. Fun time!

    But I'm glad it was the passenger waving, rather than the driver.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. Great shots Denise and I read all about Sam's special day at Shrinky's.

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  6. Thank you for sharing these wonderful moments on the racing course. I also read the story of Sam and his great time with you.

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful time.

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  8. I see that you are up to your usual MC-games - great fun:-)

    PS Have a nice summer both of you!

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  9. Must be tons of fun if you keep going back for more. ;))

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  10. Glad to see you had a nice time :-)

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  11. Wonderful, Denise. I read about Sam on Shrinky's blog and he sure looks happy.
    Glad you had a good time.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  12. Looks like you had a lovely day for a fun escapade. I admire your nerve to get on that motor cycle at all.

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  13. A great series of shots to share a wonderful day!

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  14. Wow! Looks like the only way to go!

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  15. Oh, Sweet Sam! He has such a wonderful smile, doesn't he! I must whip over and check out Carol's blog. Did you see her while you were there? So happy you had a grand time and are safely ensconced back at your DIY duties.

    Leslie

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  16. Wow!!! What an event! it looks like everyone had a great time.

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  17. Kudos to the courageous ones who tackle this course. Looks like a great atmosphere and the weather was kind too.

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  18. How wonderful that you do stuff like this, so I don't need to!

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  19. Sweet Sam had a wonderful time - and you and Jon were instrumental in that:-)

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  20. Awesome biker moments! From one intrepid biker chick to another, I wanted to tell you that we are off to Winnipeg this weekend on two wheels [and 8 hours].
    Happy W-day!

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  21. Talking about adrenaline, this is the event to see.

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  22. Awwww Denise, thanks for the shout-out! Sam DID have a wonderful time, and he's still talking about it to this day (grin) - we've put all the fab photo's you took into his special album (he even took it into college with him to show everyone)! xx

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