The Western (Isle of Man) Photographic Society


Outings and Events, Summer 2007

Here is an up to date list of events and outings for this summer. Please note some events are not yet finalised so keep checking here as the page will be updated as soon as details and/or changes are available. Any Committee Member should have firm dates nearer the time of provisional outings, so if you canít visit the web site please ring someone to find out.


Sunday 24th June
A boat trip on a catamaran from Port St Mary departing at 9.30 am along the coast to the Sound and around the Calf of Man and Chicken Rock. There should be spectacular scenery and opportunities to see lots of marine and bird wildlife. Space is limited to 12 so it's members only and first come first served. If there is sufficient demand a second trip may be arranged but by then many birds will have finished nesting. The trip is for 3 hours and the total cost is £120, so with 12 people it's a reasonable £10 each. Contact John Hall to book.


Thursday 5th July

Tynwald Exhibition.  We have our usual exhibition in the Homecomer's Marquee, we plan to exhibit our photos from 'The Manxmen' poem and a selection of Manx Scenes (please hand any photos of Manx Scenes you have to a committee member before 21st June for selection). If anyone can offer assistance on the day by helping put up/take down our display or be a steward for an hour or two, please advise a committee member - this event is a lot of work so any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.


Saturday 21st July
A visit to Douglas Powerstation, meet at 15.30pm. The tour lasts about one hour. Please email Ruth if going, there is a limit on numbers so it will be first come first served.


Ayres Visits

There are several guided walks to the Ayres, it has been decided not to organise a proper club outing as each walk will appeal to different members. It is suggested if you are interested to select walk/s from the schedule (Click Here), and arrange your own small groups or perhaps go on your own - please note some of them need to be booked.


Thursday 2nd August

A guided walk around Scarlett and Langness with a Geologist. Meet at Scarlett car park at 6pm.
Quote from Hannah:

"I have asked my Geology friend and he would be quite happy to give us a walk and talk around the Langness and Scarlett area. He said that there is a  huge amount of interesting formations in that area including a wall of igneous rock that has tumbled down, an archway that has 2 obviously different types of rock and also a mini giants causeway with the same rock formations as in Ireland....all very interesting stuff and great as we have Natures patterns as a theme for next season".

Wednesday 5th September
A visit to Bushey's Brewery, Mount Murray at 7pm, there is a charge of £4 per person. Option to have a meal at the Hop Garden beforehand at 5.30pm. Please email Ruth if going and advise her if you wish to also have a meal.


Saturday 15th September

Ghost Walk around Peel at 8.30pm, £3 per person. Optional early evening meal at The Highwayman is booked for 22 meals at 6.45pm so we can start the walk at 8.30pm. John needs to know who wants a meal so he can confirm the numbers as soon as possible - as it is a Saturday and normally very busy the sooner any extra meals are confirmed the better. Family and friends are welcome to join us and if the meals booked exceed 22 we can increase the number providing he has room.
Please email John Hall with numbers for the meal and walk.