In the August 2015 edition of Sea Breezes, I was pleased to see that the Balmoral was sailing once again this season, but very sorry to hear that she had to abandon her Garlieston to Douglas sailing in June.
I have been a regular visitor to the Garlieston area for over 30 years and was lucky enough to experience this trip a few years ago. We were blessed with superb weather for our trip and had a pleasant afternoon walking about Douglas. It was interesting to see the preparations that were being carried out for the TT races which were due to take place the following week.
There was a small ro-ro vessel at anchor that had been chartered to carry some of the motor cycles and I see in the Cruise News Section that the Gann is being chartered for this purpose in 2015.
I have attached a couple of photos of the Balmoral at Garlieston