It has been a glorious day today.
We took a bus to the other side of Douglas Bay, then an electric tram to Laxey.
We then changed to the Snaefell mountain tram, which slowly climbed up to the top.
We also had time for a bit of geocaching and a coffee before getting the tram back down. An effortless way to go up a mountain!
We left the tram at Laxey and had a beer and a toasted sandwich.
We then walked up to Laxey Great Wheel.
This is a restored water wheel that pumped water out of the local lead/zinc mines. A fascinating bit of victorian engineering. We climbed right up to the top – good views of the area and the wheel.
After an explore of the other mining bits (including a short underground section), we walked back to Laxey and looked at a smaller water wheel
Then the tram and bus back to our hotel.