TT isle of Man
It’s been a while since our last post but we have been MEGA busy … We sold Rock Lodge in April and then house sat in the lodge for 6 weeks until the new owner came. We lounged around (for a change 🙂 ) then decided to start the build of our new house , so on our return we would just have to finish it off. The 15th of May we left from Cancun after spending a week on Caye Caulker for my birthday.
We decided that we worked so hard over the last 4 years we’d take a short 8 month holiday , ticking things off the bucket list. The first thing taking my old man to the TT road races around the streets of the isle of man a 37 mile long course per lap approaching speeds of 200mph no barriers just a few straw bales here or there.
We have a friend from Boston ( America not Lincolnshire ) who we always talked about attending the TT races as he is a “‘crazy fool ” speeding about on motorbikes. Well he’s had major surgery on both knee’s which has been going on years . So we got his Girlfriend to send us a photo of him secretly ( the one he sent was unusable .. A gonad selfie) and we carried it around with us. Here Don is in the off limits section goofing around .
The organization of the trip was very last minute, you know what buying houses is like ,sometimes they sell mostly they fall through . So by the time we had sold we only had 4 weeks to plan things. Instead of taking the 4 hour night ferry over we flew from Manchester in 30 minutes. We ended up camping above Douglas on top of the hill over looking the Irish sea it was lovely. The coarse was a two minute walk from where we were pitched and we could hear them racing past as we sent the tent up. There was a club house on the site where we necked beers at night and snaffled on meat pies whilst watching the re -run of days racing on a big TV screen. It was pretty chilly at night A.K.A fecking freezing 2 degrees Celsius but warm and sunny in the day time 17 degrees.
The last time my Dad was here was 50 years ago, but he knew exactly where to go, we bagged a top spot at governors bridge and bought some chairs from the local wilko’s for 9 quid each. We walked in and there were no fold up chairs so I asked a guy if he had any, he said i’ll ask the manager ..yeah of course he would !!!! then the manager comes out asks us what we want and says some might have just arrived ..Yeah really ..nochance!!! then he wheels out a full cage straight off the lorry ..How lucky were we .. the Old man had brought us luck yet again.
We went around the pits and caught up with one of my Dads mates Gary Johnson last years TT Super sport winner I took the photo and said lets have one more … Then said “don’t know which one of you is ugliest” the look on Johnsons face was a picture in it’s self.
So we had brilliant weather ,fantastic seats and memories to last a life time.
We have an action packed itinerary so watch out for the blogs they will come thick and fast … Next one posted in a few days Reykjavik here we come 🙂