Thanks to my elder brother Mike who came over to the Isle of Man from Droitwich in Worcestershire at the weekend to help take photos for the third time in the past four years. Last year he was on a family holiday at the time and so Richard Jamieson deputised for him.
It says a lot for the size of the event that he is prepared to travel at his own expense to help and his contribution added greatly to the site and hopefully to the overall enjoyment of the event.
For some reason my parents gave all four of us names beginning with M. In the picture above, at Ballalona just outside Kirk Michael on private land that leads to the old reservoir, Mike is the tall one and he is holding my hand! On the other side is my sister Margaid, whose husband Alan Gosschalk had his first walk in the Parish Walk on Saturday and got as far as Peel, and then Martin. Alan rather cruelly said to Mike on Friday: "Do you realise that you are the only brother not to have won the Parish Walk."
Mike took the pictures at the start, Union Mills, Santon and most at Peel. Thanks Mike.