Tuesday, 15 April 2008

I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD AMONGST 10,OOO ....CONES!

They are back! Just when I thought it was safe to venture further afield than Ramsey. You know what I'm refering to don't you? Those damned cones! Yes ladies, gentleman and wallabies, the killer cones of the Isle of Man are back, and this time it's war.

It's not just Laxey now. There seems to be an infestation(not sure what the collective noun should be) of cones running the length of the coastal road from the Hairpin(part of the TT course) to Laxey. It doesn't end there is either. Leaving Laxey onto Onchan and into Douglas... Cones.

A new terror is upon us now, the "Town Cones." These are the specialist group. Highly adept at disguising themselves as harmless objects guarding manhole covers. Oh no, beware this particular cone. Today I saw one lurking in an empty shop window. Empty apart from this lone cone. How did a cone get into an empty locked shop, and why? So be on your guard against the evil that is as pointy as a witches hat, as orange as the sunniest sun and as plastic as well, a cone.

Today I have a T.T. photo. It's 2006, Sidecar race. I cropped it a little differently to how I normally would so you can see some elusive locals. Guess where they are watching the action from, the pub called the Swan, the one where I was a member of the Quiz team.

WALLABY WATCH!
Rounding up those cones before the tourists get here.

9 comments:

Terry D said...

Gee, you are so close.

Lily on the Road said...

Must be very noisy...yikes...

looks like a lovely pub, we have a "Swan" close to where I live too!

Mr. Faizal said...

Again, cone is back.

laxeylass said...

So many bikes today on the other blog. They are very good.

allie said...

the chances that some oddball was walking around Marks and Spencers in a lime green tulle skirt with black and white stripedy legging is slim. (because i am at present in the USA) unless, of course, it was a wallaby.

when i was on IOM the TT races had just ended, thankfully, as i am not a fan of crowds. but i did think it would be fun to watch with my boys..maybe next year..

Olivier said...

ce sidecar est superbe, encore bravo pour tes photos sur les motos

This sidecar is superb, yet bravo for your photos on motorbikes

Tom Foolery said...

I confess that I have taken photos of cones in the past. I'm now in rehab :) TFX

Midland Red said...

Another great photo - never been to IOM - perhaps one day
Thanks for the comments on mine - have added a link to yours

Max-e said...

I wish we had cones. Our city has white painted 44 gallon drums. Probably the biggest collection in Africa :)