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The Sound & Calf of Man

By TrevBatWCC    
Continuing the tour around the southern end of the Isle of Man, we had a brief stop here at The Sound, the most south-westerly tip of the island, the furthest point accessible by road. There's not much here, just a café, car park and this, 'The Thousla Cross', to commemorate the heroism by men of the Parish in rescuing the crew of the French Schooner 'Jeane St Charles' in 1858.
It does, however, offer a great view looking out across the small island of Kitterland, in the foreground of the lead and V2, to the much larger island, the Calf of Man on the horizon. Looking down onto the rocks below from where the chap is stood taking a photo seals could be seen, bobbing their heads out of the water. Took three or four shots, but even at 300mm, they looked a bit lost in the image, and V3 is heavily cropped!
(images taken 17/03/2020)

Many thanks to Dave (HobbitDave), Chris (SlowSong), and Lynne (Drighlynne) for their User Awards on my previous upload, Port Erin Railway Station , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😀👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Memorial Seal Isle of man Landscape and travel Calf of man The Sound Kitterland Island

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6 Apr 2020 12:10PM
Lovely images Trevor which convey a glorious sense of expansiveness and freedom! 😀 👍 😀
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
6 Apr 2020 12:11PM
A Lovely set Trev!
V2 and the lead is my favorites!
6 Apr 2020 12:12PM
Interesting set Trev, done well to get the seal image even if it is cropped!
Stay safe
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
6 Apr 2020 12:31PM
Looks a little windswept...we reached a balmy 20 degrees this morning...but the wind is quite sharp.

Keep safe 😁
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2020 12:46PM
Lovely to see more of the island and the little island which I have never heard of.
The monument is well captured and it must have been a great feeling rescuing the
I love V2 - with a good view of the landscape.
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
6 Apr 2020 1:40PM
Wonderful images of this beautiful remote location Trev , V2 Is very impressive
ColleenA Plus
8 483 7 Australia
6 Apr 2020 1:50PM
Great set and interesting info...
6 Apr 2020 1:56PM
Excellent set
6 Apr 2020 2:14PM
Nice set of images Trev. I am enjoying your tour.

Stay safe and well.

Mary Wink
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
6 Apr 2020 2:53PM
A lovely and very interesting set Trev. I hope you are now home and staying safe.
richmowil Plus
12 447 2 England
6 Apr 2020 3:38PM
A very nice set of images Trev.
6 Apr 2020 3:57PM
A wonderful set of images, very interesting.
6 Apr 2020 5:04PM
there's some stern unfriendliness about the place..
and excellent photography, to be sure
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2020 5:50PM
Excellent as usual Trev all beautifully presented.
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
6 Apr 2020 5:55PM
It certainly isn't the friendliest looking place I've ever seen . windswept, cold and dank, by the look of it.
That's a very unusual design to the cross.
rhfoto 5 2
6 Apr 2020 6:20PM
A well captured, illustrative quartet, Trev.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2020 6:37PM
Beautiful set and write up Trev... Love the last upload...
Must have been lovey to see... Isabel GrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
6 Apr 2020 7:05PM
Never got this far South on our visit. Filling in the gap well.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2020 7:44PM
Lovely set from which V2 is my personal favourite.
6 Apr 2020 7:59PM
Vs 2 and 3 for me, Trev, lovely to see The Calf so well photographed, a pleasure to see 👍

Dave 🙂
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2020 9:57AM
A fine set Trev.
12 10 10 England
7 Apr 2020 11:38AM
Top quality as always Trev and V2 is fav.. You got this trip in just in time - I think our planned holiday in June will be a no no.
Excellent set Trev, all perfectly composed and captured.
8 Apr 2020 10:03PM
Beautiful set of very interesting and atmospheric images Trev.


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