And I Am on the Isle of Man…..

Where? I had asked myself this question in the spring when planning this trip. For those of you not more informed than I was, it is an island in the Irish Sea between Ireland and England. It is a “crown dependency” of England, with it’s own government, currency and laws.

Four plane rides later, I am there.

A few local sights:

Horse drawn trams along the promenade by the sea.


My hotel. The cream one in the middle. Very nice.


An almost 100-year old oak that Queen Victoria planted.


And they have their own mail trucks! More colorful than ours, I think.


So, why am I here?


This is the 7th year of the conference and I have never been before. It moves around to different countries who have short-tail sheep and share some history and heritage.

The Isle of Man has their own sheep – the Manx Loaghtan. Gorgeous. Two and four horned. Beautiful mouse brown (the meaning of “loaghtan”) fleece. “The sheep the Vikings left behind.”

More later!


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