Last Sunday, following reports of a basking shark sighting off Niarbyl, as it was a beautiful afternoon, we decided to go and take a look.

With it not having rained in Douglas all morning, we were very surprised to find lots of standing water and miniature rivers flowing down the roads!

With our customary timing and skill, we did of course not see any aquatic life, beyond a few birds, though we perhaps should have stuck it out a little longer as apparently a huge animal breached, not half an hour after our departure, though too fast for anyone to identify and we’d probably have been looking the other direction anyway.

We decided to walk down Glen Maye and the evidence of the earlier downpour was astonishing, as we have never seen the waterfalls there look so spectacular and the usual trickle of a stream was a raging torrent!