She married a Manx farmer and had loved every one of the 50 years she had lived here. Isle of Man had been good to her and her family.
Castletown was the first Manx capital. I stopped at a cheerful pub called The Castle Arms that looked cosy in the late afternoon sunshine.
Isle of Man has been used as film location for numerous movies, including the deliciously wicked Keeping Mum. Remember this gorgeous view?
In Laxey, Lady Isabella is the world's largest industrial water wheel. Nearby Mount Snaefell is the highest point on Isle of Man.
Isle of Man has a reputation for attracting tax evaders and petrol heads. The island has much more to offer and is highly underrated.
Travels of 2008 - many old faves plus some new countries: Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova, Transdniestr, PEI, Wales, Isle of Man, Srpska and more.