…only one i saw today was a manky creature eating scraps under a table in Laxey, then again there was also a manky manx cat there too….

So todays mission was to get close to Onshan, I did but got lost once, not where i expected to in the forest but simply could not find the short cut to Laxey, thus adding about 5 ks to the exercise….Plus it was five ks walked on the main road and there apparently is no upper speed limit on the open road here…shit oh dear i hung close to the wall on the side of the road…No ipods in use here, they would sneak up behind and run me over!!!

Started near Port mooar where i left off yesterday, good David dropped me off. All started well, down a bridle path thru a lovely beech forest, mmmm, then onto a nice little beach, Port Corunna, then of course the bash back up again. Nice and green though and nothing and nobody around.

Started off for Laxey, must have missed a sign, so that was how I came to be on a damn main road.
Spied, eventually, a waymark, headed down a really steep path to old Laxey, very pretty little port. had coffee and a large piece of cake, felt I had earned it! Miss the lovely little shots of espresso we gulped down in spain…

Then up another damn steep path along another road and eventually the sign for Garwick bay, lovely walk down, nice little stoney beach then another thump up thru a bushy path. Time was moving on, David et al were collecting me at four pm…
I stamped on, had some wonderful views but not a damn gull in sight. In fact little bird life at all, just a few sheep and more Range Rovers than i have ever seen in my life….

Toddled in to Port Groudle, another stoney little beach with a small railway line for carrying people to said beach…
Phone, new, had died, so no idea where d et al were, so tottered , yes joss, tottering by this time, up another steep bloody hill and collapsed on a stone waymarker and waited for them to find me, they did…

So, tomorrow, not sure if i will do the truly nasty bit from Douglas or retreat back up north and go down rather than up this gull way….

Body definitely feels like this was a 20 k plus day….
Hot today as well, plus never got to have a little nod, no time!!!!