The town of Laxey on the Isle of Man is home to the largest, functional waterwheel in the world known as the Great Laxey Wheel. The site includes the Mine Walk that informs visitors of the history of the mine as they walk past its ruined buildings. While in Laxey visitors can take a trip on the Mountain Railway to the top of Snaefell or experience the Laxey Miniature Railway. And end the day with a walk to Laxey Bay.
Laxey on the Isle of Man - from Waterwheel to Waterfront
An Excerpt from my Diary: 24 Hours on Brownsea Island
One of the shifts I do as a volunteer on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour is the out of hours’ warden. As it involves an evening patrol and being available in case of problems on the Brownsea Island campsite I stay overnight stay in a cottage on the island. It is a great opportunity to explore this lovely island in the evening and early morning. On these walks I often see red squirrels, deer, peacocks and pheasants as well as the occasional swan and greylag goose. A special treat is a walk at dusk listening to the night jars when they are nesting here.
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