Day 3 - Sun 04 Mar 07
Up a bit later than yesterday, and the weather forecast for today was right in one respect - the high winds, but wrong in another - there's no rain (yet). Did breakfast and checked out of the hotel, and drove down to the airport just to check that things were still flying, and the answer was yes.
Then headed down to Castletown, and visited a couple of the headlands, the first didn't have anything of interests, but the other St Michael's had the wreck of an old church and a stone built fort. The wind was so strong that it was whipping up the waves and throwing them at the headland with great force. Once on the rocks the water turned to foam, and this was being blown all over the place by the wind. Boy was I glad to get back into the car.
Then we visited the Tinwald, but couldn't stay outside the car for long, as the rain was coming down in stair rods. Found a Crafts Village, but it was all shut up apart from a Cafe which was catering for a bicycle race that was taking place. Some of the cyclists looked like they were suffering from hypothermia. Rather them than me. After a nice Strawberry scone it was time to head back to Douglas over the hills. The roads were very winding, and as we headed higher the visibility got less and less.
We dumped the hire car back at the airport with lots of time to spare, and not soon after the checkin desk opened, we were first in the queue, and managed to get the extra leg room seats in the Emergency Exit row. I was worried that the flight was going to be bumpy what with the wind and the rain, but it all seemed to die down as take off time approached, and the flight wasn't too bad, but we managed to fly over the rain front, and hit it all over again as we landed in Birmingham!
I drove back and dropped my sister off before heading for home, and getting ready for work tomorrow.