Friday, 8 June 2012

Isle Of Man - Information

The Isle Of Man is located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, within the British Isles. The head of sate is Queen Elisabeth II, who holds the title of Lord Of Man. It has beautiful country sides with all types of terrain and is hosts the world famous TT (Tourist Trophy) which takes place on the islands roads, some of the top riders from across the globe come to race in here like Geoff Duke and John McGuiness . Currently the population is just over 88,000 but in TT week the population doubles to 160,000. The Isle Of Man makes it's own laws, has it's own Micro Climate and most famously has it's own unique breed of animals (Loughton sheep, Tailless cats), The Manx cat is a breed of cat noted for having a genetic mutation that causes it to have a shortened tail. The length of this tail can range from a few inches, known as a "stumpy", to being completely nonexistent, or "rumpy". Manx cats display a range of colours and usually have somewhat longer hind legs compared to most cats. The cats have been used as a symbol of the Isle of Man on coins and stamps and at one time the Manx government operated a breeding centre to ensure the continuation of the breed

 - Tailless Cat (Own Image)

I have lived on the Isle Of Man for over 40 years now and I love it! The beautiful landscape blows me away, everyday when I go out I cant help but appreciate how lucky I am to be living on this island. I moved here because it was a good place to bring my kids up, I am quite happy to let them go off to Douglas to the shopping centres on their own because I am sure nothing bad will happen, this has to be one of the most peaceful places ever and I have even started to forget to lock my own doors due to me being so sure that nothing bad could happen, although this is a habit I need to get out of just in case.
The Isle Of Man is also well known due to Mark Cavendish, he has been the most successful Manx athlete and has won 20  Tour De France stages. You can find a whole load of information on Mark Cavendish here

The Island is perfect for fell running (Running in the countryside) and I personally love it, the feeling when your in the countryside and you body is pumped is amazing and I always see many runners, the hills make it even more of a challenge and the montly fell running competetion is always good fun and tests you to the max.

I have a lot of information on a whole range of Island topics so if you are interested please click the link on the sidebars.

I am not trying promote the Isle Of Man for business reasons but this is more as an informative article and it's my way of letting you all know of how great this place is.


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