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Trip 6 (July 2024)

For the third of our new set of visits, we are a group of six - Alan Dunn, Helen Tookey, Liz Stirling, Louise K. Wilson, Kristina Nenova and Frankie Mazzotta. We travel from Liverpool on the Manannan (from the brand new Ferry Terminal) and from Heysahm on the Manxman and take the traditional Bee Gees photo.

We set sail on Thursday 4th July (the day of the UK election) and spend the morning of Friday 5th July (Tynwald Day) down at St Michael's Isle on the very south-eastern tip. Lara Howe and Graham Makepeace-Warne from Manx Wildlife Trust arrange three kayaks for us to record out in the seagrass/eelgrass area. Rowan (Blue Carbon) and Jack (Sound Records) pop along for a catch up and we read some Lowry on the peninsula. Seals quickly approach the three kayaks and can be heard in numerous recordings. After lunch in the Golf Club, we split to explore Hango Hill, Castletown and Point of Ayre, recording at the shore and around the lighthouse and foghorn.

On Saturday 5th July we run two make-your-own-hydrophone workshops at House of Manannan for people aged 12+ and then test them out with bathbombs in basins! We then split to explore Peel Castle and Niarbyl Beach. On Sunday we take in the Manx Museum, St Michael's Isle again, kayaking in Port Erin and Fleshwick Bay Beach before setting sail back to Liverpool.

Alan Dunn (7 July 2024)