Stone thatched-roof cottages at Cregneash, a museum village that preserves the crofting way of life. Isle of Man. Click on images to enlarge them.

Thick fog and mist made the village seem ghostly and completely isolated, since the low visibility hid the nearby hills and mountains. The landscape looks very different in the sunlight.

A few minutes later and a short distance away . . .

The sun shines brightly on the Calf of Man, the little island at the very tip of the Isle of Man. A small fishing boat appears at the extreme right, a tiny stone building in the distance, and seals swim near shore.

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Photographs and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Last modified 17 July 2001