Tuesday, 16 June 2015

IOM: Five in a Day: Mission Accomplished...

Well, that was it! After a ride in the taxi back to the airport it was time for a well earned beer. We'd done it: five in a day! Myself, John and Arnold enjoyed a nice cool pint whilst Eddie supped back a nice, strong...pot of tea (we know how to party)...
Arnold and John enjoyed my company throughout the day, taking pictures at ridiculously pointless moments (or did they?)...
Soon enough we were back in the skies and heading back to Eddie's vehicle in Liverpool. The day had just been fantastic. As I write this I can't really believe that we did it all in a day; it just happened so fast...
But, we did it and you can read all about it in the mindless dribble I've scrawled on this blog. So, without further ado, we did: the Isle of Man Steam Railway...

The Douglas Horse Trams...
 
The Manx Electric Railway...

The Snaefell Mountain Railway...
And finally, the extremely friendly, Groudle Glen Railway...
All in all, what a fantastic trip: I loved it! I must thank 'Eddie the Late' and his operating arm of Ryton Tours for organising the outing. I must also thank Ed, Arnold and John for their company on this epic outing, as well as Arnold for joining me on the winners podium for our "Three Course Challenge". Finally, we must thank Adrian at EVLR for thinking of us and attempting to get us a GGR visit, and the fabulous guys at Groudle for being so kind and generous. All in all, great stuff: a great trip in great company. Thanks all, best regards, Sam...

3 comments:

Petensue said...

Lads Day Out or The Famous Four on the I.O.M.

Sam have now read all about your trip to the five sets of rails. Made great reading and bought back memories of holidays many years ago.

Where is the next "Lads Day Out" to? Expect Ryton Rail Tours is already looking at the Little Trains of Wales in a day. It could also be a tour of the Highlands based at Inverness.
Keep up the interesting blogs which always make interesting reading.
Regards
Pete W

Sam Brandist said...

Thanks Pete, glad you enjoyed reading the posts. It was certainly a great day out and one that I will remember for a long time. The IOM is a lovely place and well worth a visit. Best Regards, Sam

Anonymous said...

Great write up Sam! Highly informative and interesting as always.
It's the next best thing to actually being there.
Emma-claire