up from the car park of the Palace Hotel (now the Stakis) we can
see The Falcon Cliff Hotel, the venue of many a good nights entertainment.
If you look closely amongst the trees you will see the wheelhouse
of the old lift. The hotel has been recently refurbished and is
now the offices of a firm of Accountants.
to the Palais de Dance
Commercial Union Yacht was one of the entrants in the last BT
Global Challenge. She was over here shortly after the race finished
on a publicity visit because one of the crew members in the race
was local businessman Bransom Bean (the Manx Yank)
the CU is heading North along the East Coast towards Douglas,
the gateway to the Marine Drive can be clearly seen and at the
early part of the century there used to be an electric train that
ran from Douglas Head to Port Sodderick.
On the right she is passing through the tricky waters of the Calf
Sound past Kitterland Island and heading for Peel on the West
Coast of the Isle of Man. The Calf of Man is in the background
which is now a bird sanctuary.