It’s a nice time of year to be staying on the Calf of Man – the little island to the south which is a nature and bird sanctuary. Yesterday, a party of six, including three MHKs (Members of the House of Keys) were staying there and alerted the emergency authorities when they saw what they suspected to be red distress flares. Out went the lifeboat. But it was a false alarm – probably planes stacking to land over Dublin.
To find out more about the Port St. Mary Life Boat, visit their website (it could do with updating, the new boat is AWESOME). http://www.portstmarylifeboat.org.im/history.htm