Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Stanley

                         Karaoke anyone?


The Stanley, another of Ramsey's infamous pubs has undergone a few changes recently. The old landlord Yuki, who ran the pub for over a quarter of a Century has retired. A new paint job inside and out. The first ever pool table has taken up residence. The legendary Steve and Bob karaoke nights have ceased to be replaced by Paulette's Saturday night karaoke.  Most of my photos have actually been taken inside this pub of friends and strangers, Friday nights after dark. You can still see the harbour from the pub though and the local pint is still the same. A place many island visitors fondly remember, and locals enjoy. It's been the end of an era recently, and the start of a new, and a rare daylight shot from me of the pub and local scooter run.


Cheers.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Owl, Arg Beiyn Veterinary Open Day

         Not your average high street shopper


 Arg Beiyn Veterinary Practice is situated on Parliament Ramsey, Isle of Man. The owl was part of the open day in association with National Pet Week, with joint aims, responsible pet ownership and to raise awareness for the two charities the practice supports, Hounds for Heroes and The Manx Wildlife Trust. A long with the owl, other creatures where out in force from snakes to horses, a fun run, and other attractions like open mic. A chance for all, especially the kids of the town, to meet and learn more about all kinds of animals and the care entailed. 


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aims to promote responsible pet ownership but the ultimate goal of this event is to help raise money and awareness for the two charities that Arg Beiyn are supporting this year which are Hounds for Heroes and The Manx Wildlife Trust. - See more at: http://manx.net/isle-of-man-news/5138/arg-beiyn-veterinary-practice-charity-fun-day-in-ramsey#sthash.5VHMeEPE.dpuf
aims to promote responsible pet ownership but the ultimate goal of this event is to help raise money and awareness for the two charities that Arg Beiyn are supporting this year which are Hounds for Heroes and The Manx Wildlife Trust. - See more at: http://manx.net/isle-of-man-news/5138/arg-beiyn-veterinary-practice-charity-fun-day-in-ramsey#sthash.5VHMeEPE.dpuf
aims to promote responsible pet ownership but the ultimate goal of this event is to help raise money and awareness for the two charities that Arg Beiyn are supporting this year which are Hounds for Heroes and The Manx Wildlife Trust. - See more at: http://manx.net/isle-of-man-news/5138/arg-beiyn-veterinary-practice-charity-fun-day-in-ramsey#sthash.5VHMeEPE.dpuf

Monday, April 21, 2014

School House Corner, the bridge

                              Off to school


School House Corner, get its name, from the local school, Ramsey Grammar. You may wonder why such a footbridge is need in such a quiet town. You can't cross this road when the Isle of Man TT Races are in progress, unless you use the footbridge. Well you try, but you'd be arrested for causing an obstruction.  You can walk into town fine, but for those that live on the other side of the road, it does avoid them getting trapped for hours on the wrong side of the road and forced to wait out the races. Unfortunately for the kids, the footbridge connects to the school too, so no excuse for missing exams.

Should the footbridge ever be closed and you find yourself unable to cross for hours, there is a pub on either side of the road to wait out the time. Just saying.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ramsey, the park to the harbour walk

            This time last year we had snow!

As the connecting bridge is out of action and under repair, for the foreseeable future, I'm taking the long walk round to the park and other beach. That's the harbour inlet full of visiting boats, people taking advantage of the long holiday weekend. With views like this though no complaints about the long walk round.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ramsey, Isle of Man, sunrise

                          Spot the cleaner


You have to get up early to catch a sunrise. You have to get up even earlier to watch the beach getting a morning clean. I could think of worse ways to start the day.


Other skies around the world as part of Skywatch can be found here

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