Month: October 2012

HMS Bounty replica sinks in hurricane – two hands missing.

Updated from: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Coast-Guard-searches-on-for-tall-ship-s-captain-3994017.php Claudene Christian, 42, the crew member who died, was a rookie sailor, but she had a marketing background — and a name and a lineage familiar to anyone who knew the story of the original HMS Bounty, whose

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Check out this Celtic Site

Dedicated to bringing together Celtic nations, this site is full of interesting bits and pieces. http://www.transceltic.com

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LARGEST SAILING SHIP IN THE WORLD WILL VISIT THE ISLE OF MAN

THE ISLE OF MAN is set to welcome the largest sailing ship in the world ‘Wind Surf’, a Windstar fleet vessel, next year.  The 14,745 tonne, sleek, five-masted yacht, encompassing six decks and accommodating 312 guests, will call on Friday 30th August 2013

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NEW ISLE OF MAN VISITOR MOBILE APP LAUNCHED

 THE Department of Economic Development has launched a new Isle of Man visitor mobile app, which is available to download for free now on iPhone and is coming soon to Android. The new app is targeted at those people travelling

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Noooo! Moots in short supply.

Turnip shortage could hit Isle of Man celebration Severe weather has led to a shortage of the crop in the Isle of Man A traditional Hop-tu-naa celebration held at Cregneash in the Isle of Man could be affected by a

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Heysham to Douglas – Timelapse

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Birthing season for Manx seals.

This playful young grey seal was pictured with a flipper raised in the air as it lay on rocks on the Isle of Man. The shores of the island are set to become swamped with the seals over the coming

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Look at this, Manx dancing in New England!

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Isle of Man Stamps – The Centenary of the Royal Flying Corps

Those magnificent men in their flying machines The Isle of Man Post Office has celebrated the Centenary of the Royal Flying Corps by issuing a set of six stamps to commemorate their formation. Formed by Royal Warrant in 1912, the

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Abbyr shen reesht — Say that again.

Ta mee gynsaghey Gaelg. (I am learning Manx.)  For the Manx speakers on the island, there’s a week dedicated to getting together and chatting in Manx. Here’s their ambitious — and fun — week ahead. Claare y Chooish 2012  –

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