A man taking on a major challenge has successfully completed his swim around the Isle of Man in 20 days.
After swimming 100 miles along the coastline, Mike Davis has returned back to the Point of Ayre.
The northernmost point of the Island where he started on 12th August.
The final stretch of the swim proved difficult after Mike got caught in a small whirlpool.
An occurrence that also has a historical link as Mike explained.
This was the same place where Mercedes Gleitze, the first person to swim round the Island, back in 1930, got into trouble. She drew strength to get out of it thanks to supporters singing to her from the shore. I got something better: the reappearance of my seal friends from day one."
Mike took on the challenge to explore the Island’s waters after hearing about the preservation taking place to protect the Manx coast.
His mother also lives in the Isle of Man and he has family history dating back over 500 years on the Island.
Throughout the swim, he has had various close encounters with the local wildlife including seals, jellyfish and fulmars.
He has also been raising money for the Manx Wildlife Trust and the Blue Marine Foundation.