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Unforgettable Adventurous Experiences in the Isle of Man

Updated: 2018-04-21T09:45:24.805+00:00


The Puffins are in!


A sunny sea kayak trip in the Isle of Man......with puffins, guillemots, razorbills, shags, seals and the promise of summer!Taking full advantage of another day of really warm sunshine, Sea Kayaking on the west coast of the Isle of Man.It's going to be a mighty busy weekend!Sea Kayaking Experience - from NiarbylA stunning bay, sheltered by the 'tail of rocks' from which the location takes it name : )Kitting up beside the thatched cottages, and paddling along the inlets, caves and rocky features that make the West Coast of the Isle of man such a great place to experience sea kayaking. A great way to show your visitor the Isle of Man from a different perspective!Kicking off Easter with a Coasteering ExperienceUsing our delightful Coasteering route around beneath Bradda Head, with its array of low level traversing, swimming, climbing and stepping... options : )Adventure Catch-up It's been a hectic schedule of trips and experiences through into April...Tollymore: Skills Development TripA combination of our adults Adventure Club and Junior Paddlesport programs : ) Norway: Coasteering Provider TrainingWorking with Coasteering Norway in standardising Coasteering practice and developing new coasteering routes, alongside risk utilisation awareness and debate.Nottingham: British Canoeing HQ, Coaching OrientationA weekend for coach education providers around the country to come together to discuss, debate and share effective practice in delivery of coach education courses and tutoring / mentoring.Relishing being home for a few weeks as the Puffins are here!K[...]

Sea Kayaking and Coasteering


Sea Kayaking Experience in the Isle of ManI was on the water at 6:30am yesterday morning, in time to catch the sunrise at Sugarloaf Caves with Olly and Jarlath. An early start Sea Kayaking experience as the lads are visiting the Isle of Man for a couple of days... and requested a day of real adventure : ) We love that kind of brief!Coasteering Experience in the Isle of ManMyself and Sam led today's Coasteering Experience. Kitting up at Ballabrooie, Adventurous Experiences base and then heading to Bradda Head in Port Erin. They explored the south west coastline of the Isle of Man, for a belting coasteering route to kick off the summer season : ) Catch you on the water soon : )Keirron and the Team[...]

Spring Kayaking...

2018-03-28T19:52:16.452+00:00 the Isle of ManAn amazing Sunday morning sea kayaking from Port St Mary, around the Calf of Man and out to Chicken Rock lighthouse with the Adventure Club.Theia's 8th Birthday party on Saturday at the friendly Western Swimming Pool in Peel.Its going to be another spectacular summer of adventures : )Keirron and the TeamOnline Bookings are now open for this Summer[...]

Ben Nevis via Point Five Gully


Ice Climbing on the North Face of Ben Nevis, ScotlandI've heading home from another winter climbing adventure with Jim Gayler, on Ben Nevis in Scotland. Conditions looked perfect for a big day on the mighty Ben : ) An easy start. Left the north face car park at 7:30am, passed the CIC Hut at 9am, and were geared up and waiting just below the first belay at 10am on a stunningly, clear day, with no teams following us. Looking back towards the CIC hut, we watched a team making their way up Tower Ridge (above), and across from us on two more teams on Hadrian's Wall (below). Jim led the first pitch of Point Five Gully, leaving our stance a little before 11am.Using the gradual run in to get the circulation going, before the steeper section : )(Photo's by Jim Gayler)I then led the second pitch with the narrow gully, and superb ice : )Jim led the third pitch, before letting me lead the remaining stretch to the summit!(Photo by Jim Gayler)Topping out at 1345m in peachy perfect conditions at 3pm, mid-afternoon...A few other folk on nearby routes also reaching the summit around the same time, making some great photo's, and then a fly by from the Coastguard Helicopter an absolute bonus : ) We decided to continue the magnificent mountain day with CMD Arete and two more summits on the way back down.Jim Gayler on Carn Mor Dearg (CMD) Arete(Photo by Jim Gayler)Walking back into the car park at 7pm as dusk fell, still hardly believing our luck with the conditions, and everything aligning for us to climb the iconic Point Five Gully : )Here's to luck and many more rewarding winter adventures, in 2019!K[...]

Sea Kayaking in the snow...


...on a march Sunday morning from Niarbyl, on the west coast of the Isle of Man. From blustery snow storm to bright sunshine, all in a paddle!Introducing the Adventure Club to amazing chandeliers of icicles on the cliffs : ) Adults Paddlesport - Indoor Kayak Training Then it was over to Western Swimming Pool, Peel for the final sessions of the Adults Paddlesport (indoor training) before kayaking on the sea after Easter!Catch you on the water soon!Keirron and the Team[...]

Junior Paddlesport - Isle of Man


Fun and Games The final indoor Junior Paddlesport - kayak training session of the winter : ) Looking forward to seeing you all training on the sea this summer!Keirron and the Team :)[...]

Sea Kayaking - Wildlife


Viewing Wildlife... Sea Kayaking in the Isle of ManOne of my main motivations to kayak is the opportunity to view wildlife unobtrusively. Close encounters from the kayak, as well as locations which only a kayak can access...Living in the Isle of Man means you can make the most of every day, with so much to dos so close to home : ) Even remote locations within 20-30 mins drive! Monday was a week day paddle across to the Calf of Man, a gem set just south of Our Island... with Andy and Liam. Native horned Loaghtan Sheep and spring lambs grazing near the sea, Atlantic Grey seals basking in the sunshine, a blissful peace and tranquility, protected by a conveyer belt of water : )  With the following day's conditions looked equally delightful, I kept the kayaks on the roof of the Defender, and enjoyed yet another blissful paddle, this time along the south east coast from Port St Mary, to Sugarloaf caves.  Common Shelduck, Mallard, Great Cormorant, European Shag, Grey Heron, Oyster Catcher, Ruddy Turnstone, Great Black-Backed Gull, Black Guillemot, Eurasian Curlew, Fulmar...  ... and the first bands of Common Guillemot have begun arriving to colonise the Sugarloaf Rock and surrounding sea cliffs for the annual breeding season : )Skills Development Programs - the WeekendThe Junior Paddlesport, Youth Scholarship, Adults Paddlesport and Adventure Club training programs continue to deliver progressive long-term learning, and many benefits of regular variable exercise. As the indoor kayaking training season draws to a close, the outdoor training beckons... Adventure Club at Chicken Rock on Sunday (the benefits of a year-round program) With the first Signs of Spring earlier this week, folk are looking ahead and asking what adventures we are offering in the Isle of Man. Our schedule of 'Summer Experiences' together with online booking for groups up to a maximum of 8 persons: Sea Kayaking - Coasteering - Gorge ScramblingIf you wish to make a group booking at a time not offered, a group booking of more than 8, or a private booking, please Contact Us.Catch you on the water soonKeirron and the Team[...]

Garnedd Ugain via Parsey Fern Gully


An adventure in North WalesMaking the most of the winter conditions in early March, I arrived early for a conference in Snowdonia National Park, and gained a day in the mountains : ) Stayed at Phil and Suzie's (Phil runs Sea Kayaking Anglesey), admiring how baby Idris is growing fast, and enjoying a rare relaxed evening in.More snow arrived overnight, and Llanberis Pass was looking mighty for photo's!A large coffee at Pete's Eats and used the Wifi for a final weather check... Keeping between Clogwyn Mawr and Dinas Mot crags, I headed up from Llanberis Pass.  Sargeant's Gully looked fairly wet and a team had recently put in a nice trail up towards Llyn Glas... The friendly couple were roping up alpine style and eying a loop using Crib Goch. I traversed across and ascended the summit via a derivative of Parsley Fern Gully LH, Clogwyn y Ddysgl. An interesting experience involving large amounts of loose snow, a hack through the cornice on Crib y Ddysgl, and a veritable learning opportunity!Garnedd Ugain 1063mTravelling lean due to a reduction in kit, the ridge provided a stark contrast to the occasional superb visibility on the lower slopes, and plenty of opportunity for navigational practice!Dropped off and used the Pyg Track to return to Llanberis pass, using the route right to Pen-y-pass and a stroll down the road back to the car. On reflection, the day provided a combination of some of the most and least enjoyable moments I've had in winter... : )1965 journal article on the names of Crags in SnowdoniaAIM Insurance Member Event at Play y BreninThe Activities Industry Mutual (AIM) member event took place next day, Friday 9th March at Plas y Brenin National Mountain Sports Centre, in Snowdonia National Park. I'd caught up with the AIM team and a few members in the Bar the night before...Quite an idyllic location to discuss the benefits of outdoor education and experiences : )As always, so much to learn and share in our industry. Great to have 'benefit driven decision making' prominent in the discussions...Looking forward to another year of Unforgettable Experiences!Catch you on the water (frozen or flowing) soonKeirron[...]

Ice Kayaking


Sea Kayaking beneath hanging ice off the west coast of the Isle of ManThe outcome of consistent, weekly training year-round was exemplified on this morning's Adventure Club training session. We used the west coast of the Isle of Man for technical work on edge control and timing  : ) Admiring the ice formations hanging on the sea cliffs, as we paddled beneath...Alice is celebrating her 19th Birthday over at TollymoreIndoor Kayaking - Skills Development at Western Swimming PoolThe Saturday afternoon Junior Paddlesport program is at a really exciting stage. Our most recent intake (who started in September) are into their 4th module, using controlled edge and full hip rotation in their kayaks, capsizing and releasing their spraydecks underwater...aged 7 - 11yrs. The other 3 progression groups are in their Long-Term Adventure Development (LTAD) stage, learning to eskimo roll, refine their safety and teamwork skills, and increase performance... Our Adults Paddlesport on Sunday afternoons offers a training environment suitable for absolute beginners learning the fundamentals of balance, control and water safety, through to highly experienced Adventure Club members and coaches, refining their personal skills. It is tremendously exciting being part of a truly dynamic program, delivered by a people centred coaching team, who are highly motivated to keep progressing both their students and themselves!We are very fortunate that our benefit driven programs not only bring the benefits (and challenges) of regular professional training, they inherently deliver risk management education... and so make participation in adventure sports with us a Safe - Fun - Learning experience.Catch you on the soon : )Keirron and the TeamYouth Scholarship - Expedition Unit 3 (navigation by moonlight) [...]

Skills Development


Junior Paddlesport @ Western Swimming PoolSaturday afternoon Junior Paddlesport skills development program, winter indoor kayaking at the friendly Western Swimming Pool, Peel. Adventure Club - Sea Kayaking off Peel this morningUsing the challenging conditions off the west coast of the Isle of Man this morning, the Sunday morning Adventure Club skills development program, outdoor training year-round.Adults Paddlesport @ Western Swimming PoolSunday afternoon Adults Paddlesport skills development training, winter indoor kayaking at the friendly Western Swimming Pool, Peel. From absolute beginners through to Adventure Club members and coaches.Solo Kayak to Scotland and BackWednesday conditions allows a solo crossing from Point of Ayre (Isle of Man) to the Isle of Whithorne (Scotland). On arrival in Scotland, I took a small break to cook up some hot food, and then paddled back again..."Be bold, start cold! I tried to be bold as i scraped the ice off the windscreen, and climbed into the Defender with my hat an gloves on! Kitted up in the dark, set off at first light and arrived in Isle of Whithorn, Scotland late morning. Sub-4 hour crossing from the Isle of Man 😁 sloppy sea state 3/4 and delightful easterly wind to prevent overheating! The return trip included a bit of battle, touching home gravel as the sun sank out of sight... February training goal achieved!"Catch you on the water soonKeirron and the Team[...]

Vallee Blanche, Chamonix


Skiing the Vallee Blanche, ChamonixThe Vallee Blanche is a renowned high altitude off-piste ski decent, in the middle of the French Alps. I was on a guided tour with Chamonix Guides. Stepping off the Aiguille du Midi cable car at 3,778m, a panoramic banquet blows you away.  A short trek with crampons and your away into the Mount Blanc massif itself... Olivier Larios - our Mountain Guide for the day Lunch break with viewsAfter a quick assessment of our skiing, Olivier led us down a more challenging decent initially before re-joining the Classic Route, continuing with forays into blue ice canyons, mini-challenges and a rest break at a mountain hut... in hot sunshine!! Caught up with Rob, (whom we'd met ice climbing in Cogne before Xmas), also enjoying refreshments at les Mottets hut.Having shredded my legs the previous day skiing Grande Montets hard, the phrase 'skiing the Vallee Blanche' can be taken as 'descended the Vallee Blanche as best as I was able' : )We had a great group of folk (much more experienced than me), to whom i'm much indebted.Skiing right down into Chamonix itself (a 2800m descent over 23km) finishing with the narrow forest challenge in mid-afternoon baking sunshine. Only a few of those breathtaking views are pictured here... we passed world class ice falls, crevasses, snowcapped peaks and untouched slopes... this trip has (literally) burnt a real desire to return even fitter and discover more of the 'high mountains'.Looking forward to the next challenge!!Kso many friendly folk, so many like minded people[...]

Scotland to Chamonix


Ice Climbing - CairngormsAfter a few days conditioning on the neve slopes in Coire an t-Sneachda, and meeting a few friendly faces taking folk on climbing and mountaineering adventures, staying at the Scottish Youth Hostel in Aviemore it was time to up our personal challenge level... the forecast was ideal!We met up with Jake from Summit Ascent and enjoyed probably our best day of Scottish winter climbing. We climbed Aladdin's Mirror Direct icefall, Patey’s Route and Original Summer Route (direct start), walking out of VisitCairngorms in darkness beneath the stars, a few head torches twinkling above the Corrie, where teams were making the most of conditions : ) Thanks Jake for your guidance and photos, superb!For our final day in Scotland, wind was back up to delightful strength so we chose another gully to ascend quickly as a pair, then practice some navigation in the interesting conditions above, before dropping back into the Coire to pass the Mountain Rescue teams training with their dogs : )Jim leaning into the wind at the top of the Goat Track (had to fight our way down on day 2)Jim dropped me at Glasgow airport and his way back down the country, and I caught an early flight to Geneva... Skiing Grande MontetsStaying at Chamonix Lodge (a hostel in Chamonix with a hot tub, sauna and shared dorm prices) was the perfect place to meet folk who wanted to "eat - sleep - shred" the business's motto!Genuinely friendly staff creating a really friendly, sharing culture.I skied Brevent and Flegere slopes for the first two days with Keith from Australlia, learning a few new things... including skiing in zero visibility cloud : )The following day I headed up the Grande Montets with Sebastian (one of my room mates at Chamonix Lodge) from Denmark, and we pushed the challenge level hard. Got some great practice in on the steeper off-piste slopes and un-pisted runs with delightful moguls... The run 'skiers left' from the top of Grand Monets (3275m) was the epic finish to the mind blowing day, completing our last top to bottom decent and legs suitable burning!!The views were pretty special, looking across at the touring route Sebastian has done the previous day... psyched and feeling on great form, Sebastian inspired me to do the Vallee Blanche.I managed to secure a last place on a guided tour (with Chamonix Compagnie des Guides)of the famous Vallee Blanche the following day. Having left my wallet at the hire shop further down the valley, a rapid run was in order to collect this and get back before the office closed... an ideal warm down to the already long day!A hot tub and cold beverage back at the Chalet, splendid!!K[...]

The Awesome Calf of Man


Janet Taylor's leaving do at the Creek ... as one of our senior coaches goes travelling!  Saturday evening was also a fun opportunity to catch up with folk in the Adventure Club. Janet initially starting kayaking with us as an absolute beginner in Peel pool, continued paddling year-round as one of the original Adventure Club members...A senior coach in the Adventurous Experiences team, Janet's steady hand will be missed.One of her mantra's is that she is always between trips... an amazing time and stay in touch : )January weekends - in the Isle of ManJanuary's indoor skills development blocks (kayaking training at Western Swimming Pool in Peel) completed at the weekend, with real progression evident across the board. It continues to be a exciting time for the coaching team, as well as the students! : )Adventure Club - Calf of ManSunday morning's sea kayaking with the Adventure Club got on at the Sound, using the moving water around the Pepperpot for a warm up, before heading round the Calf of Man.Next indoor Adults Paddlesport training course begins 25th February at 3pm.Contact Us for details.Catch you on the water soon (indoors or outdoors)Keirron and the Team[...]

Cairngorms - ice climbing


Coire an t-Sneachda delivers a gift...An amazing first day in the Cairngorms today. I met Jim in Penrith yesterday and we took an easy drive up to Perth, stopping over in the Station Hotel (£40 per night for a two person room plus a full banquet breakfast! Its the second time we've stayed there and its exceptional value : )Drove to the Cairngorm ski area this morning, and headed off up the track well after 10am. Andy Nisbet passed us on his way to record another route... Given the forecast high winds and snow, we'd opted for a warm-up climb, which turned into a conditioning session with flow magic : )  By just after half two we'd done 3 routes (moving as a pair) and stayed warm!!Beautiful neve conditions in the gully's - we did The Runnel, then Red Gully finishing with Spiral Gully Direct, using the somewhat breezy goat track to decend between climbs.Although no real technical climbing, it was a great alternative for the stomp up Ben Nevis in the dark, climb the north face gully's and run back down again in the dark... which we'd set our hearts on.The forecast amending our goals : )Tomorrow looks another interesting day!!K[...]

Caves & Calamity


Junior Paddlesport - January Indoor TrainingThe coaching team have continued to develop the Junior Paddlesport program, progressively increasing personal challenge, creating the supportive environment to nurture growth and long-term skill development. The results are really showing! A few pics from this Saturday's training sessions, focusing on rescuesAdventure Club - Outdoor TrainingFrom caves and calamity rock hopping sessions with powerful swell, to night paddling and star gazing on a Saturday evening in January!Adults Paddlesport training Suitable for absolute beginners as well as those with experience, members of the Adventure Club also use the opportunity for wet skills practice indoors : ) The final block of adults indoor training sessions begins Sunday 25th February 2018.Catch you on the water soonKeirron and the Teamps. we are taking names for our Junior Paddlesport waiting list, next intake Sept / Oct 2018scenario training through our Youth Scholarship program[...]

Learn 2 Kayak in 2018


We've entered 2018 with our Skills Development programs in full flowSunday morning Adventure Club training - making best use of the stunning conditions this weekend to enjoy a steady trip along the west coast, with plenty of pics along the way : ) Adults Paddlesport training at Western Swimming PoolAdults Paddlesport on Sunday afternoons, using the heated indoor pool during the winter months : )Youth Scholarship Night PaddleAnother expedition unit for the current Youth Scholarship team training towards their first mini-expedition this summer : )Junior Paddlesport on Saturday afternoons  Our Junior Paddlesport program also runs year-round, with new intakes at the beginning of the academic year, (making best use of the indoor pool during the winter months : )To join our Adults Paddlesport program (next course begins 25th February'18) or to be added to the waiting list for our Junior Paddlesport please Contact Us.Catch you on the water soon!Keirron and the Team[...]

The Northern Ridge


Trekking the Northern Ridge of the Isle of Man : )Went for a winter stroll this afternoon along the spectacular ridge of the northern hills, a contrast of sunlit grasses and a light spattering of winter, overlooking Ramsey and the northern plain... the light was pretty special :) There are so many reasons why I love living in the Isle of Man : )Catch you soon!K[...]

Boxing Day - Isle of Man


Glorious weather on Boxing Day in the Isle of ManIsle of Man Orienteering - Boxing Day fun eventThe Isle of Man Orienteering Klubb held their Boxing Day family special 'Score Event' with mass START in Archallaghan Plantation at 10:30am. The aim - find as many controls as you can and return to the start within the 1 hour limit. Mince pies, mulled wine and other festive aperitifs followed... Adventure Club, Isle of Man - Boxing Day Sea Kayaking After a quick tidy up with the efficient IoM Orienteering team, I headed back to base to collect the kayak fleet (and Mighty Triton tandem kayak) and met the Adventure Club at Laxey beach.Night Paddle ExperienceWe rounded up the day with a night paddle... Sea Kayaking at night is an incredible experience, and last night was no exception, surfing back into Laxey Beach in the dark!Thanks to Olly and Kit for a lot of laughs, and well done on your surfing performance : )Catch you all on the water soon.K[...]

Merry Xmas - Junior Paddlesport


Junior Paddlesport - skills development training program The final session was a Christmas fun and games afternoon, with a few challenges...Looking forward to seeing more great things in January : )Keirron and the Team[...]

Cogne and Lillaz


The last day of the Cogne Ice Opening......meant that our plan to complete all sections of Lillaz, required getting on the routes early : ) Totally different experience for our first few days. All pitches are now well hooked out and very comfortable to lead : ) Had to avoid the amphitheatre which, was pretty busy! Same location in February 2014 - conditions fluctuate a lotUpper pitch of Cascade de Lillaz, a 60m delight which got busy just as we completed itA French team had been been completing the same route, giving a few useful tips and handed me hot tea and munchies as i finished my final lead! Walking off down past the Ice Opening groups and skills clinics leading some exciting things.  Mont Blanc from Lillaz Italian chocolate ice cream, washed down with a thick, hot chocolate... Took a stroll around Cogne, a network of narrow streets set against the snowy mountainsStaying in Cogne village again; a real authentic Italian jewel renowned for both ice climbing and cross-country skiing. Chateau Royale has again been excellent with friendly hospitality and a top notch breakfast is available on request.A few great places to eat in the town include:Pizzeria Brasserie Cougnentse - rapid service, great price, genuine folkLa BrasserieDu Bon Bec - traditional, homely and high qualityPizzeria Bar Liconi - the climbers bar, also has an online climbing guide and blogFantastic service at Ezio Sport (just past Bar Liconi) which has every conceivable piece of gear for ice climbing and winter sports.Looking forward to our next adventure here : )K[...]

Ice Climbing - Patri Classica, Cogne


A mighty day's adventure!Climbed a Cogne classic 'Patri Classica' today in stunning conditions. A multi-pitch ice climbing route in the Valnontey Valley. Ice was interesting, route was terrific, scenery was mind blowing!!Got chatting with Andreas, a guide operating out of Chamonix who was guiding a client up the same route as us, and got some useful climbing tips. Thank you : )Last time we climbed Patri was February 2016 again in great conditions.Got a few more days out here so fingers crossed : )K[...]

Ice Climbing Cogne - Lillaz


I'm in Cogne, Gran Paradiso National Park (Italian Alps) ice climbing with Jim Gayler.We experienced some interesting ice conditions over the last few days. Due to the heavy snowfall and associated high avalanche risk, we've been in the Lillaz area (recommended by a local guide we met in the car park) and routes are coming into nick nicely! Cascade de Lillaz and Loie routes, and checking out a few others...  The Cogne Ice Opening festival opened last night, through today and the weekend, so the whole area got extremely busy today : )Met another local guide in the car park today, and the ice on Patri is looking fat. Thanks Michele for the advice, much appreciated! Dropping to minus 11 now, grabbing an early start to get on a classic route tomorrow!KAnother great use for a Red Scaffolding business card, thanks Jazz : )[...]



Early Xmas Snow for the Isle of ManThe Isle of Man got a fine snowfall on Friday, which meant the weekend of family fun started early as school was off and sledging was on! : )Rounding off the weekend this morning, Sea Kayaking with the Adventure Club, heading south from Peel Castle (on the west coast of the Isle of Man), using the sheltered rocky coastline to practice edging and dynamic strokes. The Mountains of Mourne were prominent today, coated white  : ) Catch you on the water soon : )Kps. Xmas Vouchers available - Buy Online A member of out team will also be at Ballabrooie on Saturday 16th December, 9 'til 5pm for you to call in and pay with cash or cheque : )Happy 16th Birthday Finn : )[...]

Spring Tides


The Adventure Club train every Sunday morning, year round. Sunday morning's sea kayaking training session with the Adventure Club IOM at the Calf Sound on 3rd December, embrace the Manx winter for its increased learning opportunities!! WATCH VIDEOYou'll need the sound ON : ) Adventure Club Xmas Social at FilbeysAdventure Club sea kayaking skills development at Chicken RockAdults Paddlesport - Indoor Kayak Training over the winter Contact Us to sign up for January 2018 Catch you on the water soon!Kps. Experiences also run year-round, on demand... on a family Sea Kayaking Experience at Laxey last Saturday, we saw a pod of Dolphins, Seals, Porpoise, Peregrine Falcons, Gannets, Fulmars...[...]

Awards for Excellence - Winner


Adventurous Experiences won the Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence For the Isle of Man Government Award for 'Freedom to Flourish'.Keirron Tastagh was presented with the Award by the Chief Minister, Hon. Howard Quayle MHK and photographed (below) with compere Miles Jupp at the awards night on 16th November.Our 'Award Winning' Skills Development Training ProgramsOur unique skills development pathway runs through two established commercial training programs, right from 7 - 8 year olds learning the FUNdamentals through to seniors and adults in life-long learning programs. Informed decision making is one of the key outcomes : )We are so fortunate to have what we have on the Isle of Man.Long may it continue : )K[...]