Isle of Man Sunset at Cronk ny Arrey Laa
Cronk ny Arrey Laa, Isle of Man
Isle of Man Sunset at Cronk ny Arrey Laa Reviews
Just a fabulous and stunning view Jun 11, 2011
It was my first evening on Isle of Man and little did I know that it was going to be my first and last sunset I was able to follow because the rest of my stay was under clouds and sometimes in rain.
I had been driving along the coast from Castletown, Calf of Man, Port Erin, Surby and ending up in Cronk ny Arrey Laa also known as Hill of the Day Watch. The hill is 437 metres and it is the second highest hill in this part of the island, after the South Barrule, which is situated 3 km to the east.
The name Hill of the Day Watch is due to the fat it have been used as a look out post for invaders during the time of the Viking invasions.
The mountain is also known locally as Cronk ny Irree-Laa, which means Hill of the rising day or dawn. It was said that when the sun broke over this hill, it was a sign to the herring-fishers to shoot their nets.
I was luckily able to take some shots here of the sun going down.
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