Friday, July 04, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY- MOORAGH PARK,RAMSEY


This is Mooragh Lake within Mooragh Park, Ramsey. Almost a sunny day. Well it was a least trying to break through. Mooragh Park is another of my favourites Ramsey haunts. I've even had a go canoeing on that lake, and swam in it. That is to say, I capsized and had to swim fully clothed, and hoist myself back into the canoe. Now I know I'm little, but I couldn't stand up in that lake so getting back in the canoe was fun. It's not very elegant I can assure you! As for swimming underwater in a park lake, I wouldn't recommend it. Couldn't see a thing. Half expecting a Jaws moment to happen, a decapitated head to fall out of a long lost boat down there. Believe me I would rather swim The English Channel than swim in that lake again.

Well the flags are out, which means Ramsey Week is definitely on it's way. The belly dancers are concerning me. Lots of male volunteers, but no females found. It is the Isle of Man Afterall.

By the way, those cartoons of Barker's that were all over my floor, stopping me hoovering. Guess what, two of them will be featured on the Berlin Undergound afterall.

If you want to particpate in skywatch see Jane & Tom at WIGGERS WORLD.
Only genuine skywatchers need apply. None of your advertising for sales sites please. This is for enthusiasts only and hosted by Jane & Tom of the fabulous WIGGERS WORLD

A final world. Let' show our support for Tom and Jane and make this an excellent skywatch. It's not a competition. It's a simple premise. It's the one thing we can all share in, the sky. Look up, point, shoot, upload, post, er that's it. You don't have to visit everyone, it's not about who has the most comments, links, ratings. It's just fun. So to the phanton emailer, to Wiggers World BLOG OFF!

86 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think this is going to be the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on.

I really admire your photography skills and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

ewok1993 said...

Very peaceful. I enjoy this.

Happy weekend.

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful view, Babooshka. I like the play of light on the water, too.

And I like the concluding paragraphs of your post. Thank you.

Suzanne said...

This is a very calm and beautiful photo. Happy SWF.

Anonymous said...

Who you telling to blog off?

janet said...

i love this shot. beautiful clouds, great ramsey park.

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Kris McCracken said...

I just love those clouds. You’ve done the sky justice here!

Champ Townboy said...

Beautiful photo, great canoeing story (a favorite activity of mine), and fantastic BLOG OFF in defense of Tom and Sky Watch!! LOL

Beantown Today said...

Love this, great photo, perfect Sky Watch post!

esnorway said...

nice pic you have. have nice weekend

Christy said...

Very lovely picture. I but this would probably be in my top list of places to go if I was near there. I love the view.

Ann said...

Pretty spot. I'm enjoying learning about your island.

Jenn said...

So magnificent!

My SWF photo is posted HERE.

Hope you could stop by, too. Thanks!

Luke Wiley said...

This is a great sky watch shot! very nice!
My Sky Watch Friday posts

Rose said...

This sure is a beautiful scene--one I wish I was in.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

dramatic!

Sally said...

Thanks for visiting me while I was away. I’m back now after a lot of adventures, 1000+ photos and the dreaded feeling of “back to real life” . Time to get back out ‘n’ about in Sydney now….

Blue said...

Your tale about canoeing reminded me of my one & only attept punting.
I don't recommend the river Isis for swimming in.

Loved the clouds just lifting over the hills & I agree re Skywatch its for fun not competition. I only regret I cann't manage to see everyones.

Enjoy Ramsey week-end!
Blue

RuneE said...

JAWS on the Island of Man - that would be fun (except for you of course...)

Otherwise, I quite agree with your comments on the phantom mailer.

evlahos said...

very impressive capture. great view

Denise said...

Wonderful!
Loved the support for Tom & Jane too. Sometimes people just get too serious!

Olivier said...

c'est beau un ciel bleu avec des nuages. cela fait faire de très belles photos. bravo

is a beautiful blue sky with clouds. it is making beautiful pictures. Bravo

quinttarantino said...

It is well known that we Portuguese once sailed the seven seas searching for new lands, wealth and adventures.
We were brave in those days and gave the world new worlds!

Luckily I don’t have to sail the big oceans on a small ship to sea the wonders of our world …
No Sir, I just need to check with Mr. Tom, the finest host there is, for a trip around the world with SKY WATCH TOURS and with a click here, a click there I am quickly in the USA, England, Brazil, Italy, China, Australia, Finland … well, everywhere.

And on each stop I come to see a little marvel of our world under a great sky!
Hope you can come and see my piece of the sky at lenses & visions

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect entry for skywatch… all I can say is that “you’ll be the sun in somebody else’s sky”…LoL! Mine’s up too hope you can drop by…

per du amis said...

So pretty.

Jean Marie Desbois said...

Very nice place. I like the photo. Thank you very much.

AphotoAday said...

Going for a swim, but not on purpose, eh?   chucle, chuckle...

jacqui said...

Smashing cloud formation and the going for a unscheduled swim in the lake a scream.

Gotta run hun.

Jacqui x

Bibi said...

Hi! I'm back from vacation and trying desperately to catch up on blog visits. Love your sky and swans in particular.

Very soon, perhaps by the end of next week, I will be posting some photos of our Greek vacation, during which we were accompanied by a small Serbian traveler (mystery man...) who helped us see Greece through his eyes... Stay tuned...drop in.

magiceye said...

that was a fun post!

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't swim in that lake. Like the sun peeping through the clouds.

The Texican said...

Great Sky Watch Friday week. Nice photo. Glad you came by and shared a comment at Pappy's place. Have a great weekend. Pappy

The Texican said...

Great Sky Watch Friday week. Nice photo. Glad you came by and shared a comment at Pappy's place. Have a great weekend. Pappy

Aileni said...

I am running out of superlatives for your shots - great stuff.

Merisi said...

A lake, hills, a sunny sky with interesting cloud formations, wonderful picture!

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I will be back here!

Babs (Beetle) said...

What a lovely photograph.

Catherine said...

Great shot, it makes me want to go and visist. Great landscape.
So you prefered to finish the visit swimming fully-dressed : )
You made me smile with that!
And I'm with you! I support Tom and Jane concerning Sky Watchers from the entire world! Celebrity creates jealousy, I think. Hope we'll be many more this Friday!

Ces said...

I am absolutely loving this skywatch friday. The photographs are gorgeos like yours.

Gallicissa said...

Lovely Sky Watch shot!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Indrani said...

Dramatic clouds!
... getting back in to the canoe wasfun... I can well imagine that. :)

Cherie said...

Love the photo AND your sense of humor.

And I, too, appreciate your concluding paragraph. Nicely put.

Jim said...

I have taken the same dip in a lake as you have. Not fun when its happening. Great shot today.

B. Roan said...

Great contrast. Love this shot.

mirage2g said...

Lol...you are really fit for nature tripping, no wonder you love it! Sky here is bright but didnt reflect on water no? Great contrast!

What do you have to do with the hooligans in Berlin Babooshka? =D Kidding! Happy weekend!

April said...

I enjoyed your Sky Watch post. A beautiful place and wonderful looking sky! The sun is trying to get through all those lovely heaped up clouds. Great photo! Thanks for stopping by earlier.

Becky and Gary said...

Such a cool SWF picture, and your story about the lake is interesting. I don't think I want to swim there LOL.
Have a great SWF.

Virginia said...

Thanks for stopping by my post. I enjoy yours as well. Nice photo today. Had a chuckle picturing you trying to get back in the boat! Thanks for sharing.

mannanan said...

Mooragh Park and Lake...One of my favourite places and you caught it just perfect. Thanks

Squirrel said...

Love this pic... and your swans below are quite amazing as well. I plan to start the skywatch next Friday!

Naturegirl said...

A great photo..whispers of peace.

Daryl said...

Well done!

:-Daryl

Petunia said...

Very nice shot. Makes me wants to take a bath. It is so hot here today about 30 degrees:P

sam said...

Cloudy skies can not obscure the fine view.

John said...

Great shot and beautiful view!
Have a nice weekend.

John said...

Sorry!
Congrats on the award. You deserve it, JH!

raf said...

Love paddle boats, but most can be tricky with balance, a little slip and....you have to pay. Enjoyed your humorous report though. :)
Lovely image for SWF, Babooshka!
Was looking forward to your takes of the belly dancers this weekend until your update today and well...

Alex Mazilu said...

How i love the summer and how beautiful photos you take.

Mo said...

Lovely view as always.

Lake Lady said...

I swim in our lake all the time...but the "un-scheduled" dips are not as much fun! There was this one time...oh I digress. Great shot, as usual! Thanks for your visits to not one, but all THREE of my blogs! Your comments about my nephew's work are very much appreciated and passed on to him!

Knoxville Girl said...

I love the dark and light of the clouds. You caught that water sparkling; sounds like it's best to admire the water from a distance. If sky watch wasn't fun, believe me, I'd be running away as fast as I could go. I admire your words of support for Tom & SWF.

bredis said...

Its so beautyful. Famous colours. And you have so much nice pictures of your site
Best regards from Sweden
KB

Dragonstar said...

You put that perfectly Babooshka. This Blogging is supposed to be FUN!

Love your photo. That sky is so bright, the lake is so silver-grey, and the land is like a dark frame. It's beautiful.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Oh, that water looks cold! I don't think I would fancy a swim there - on purpose or not. Your photo is lovely!
My SkyWatch Here

lissa said...

wonderful view

thanks for your visit

Julie said...

The clouds have such depth when the polarised light is removed. I can examine your image for ages: the light of the sky and the dark of the lake. I loved your yarn about capsizing the canoe. Good to know other people are height-challenged, too.

Lezard said...

Beautiful sky indeed! ALways make me dream to go away. Thanks for visiting The Hague Daily.

kaz said...

Light and shade.

Gail's Man said...

Good moody shots. It looks just the place that Nessie would swim to for a holiday.

Thanks for the comment re my juggler. As for the photo itself; just luck I suppose.

I'm constantly amazed at how many comments you get. You must have a lot of friends out in Bloggerland.

Raven said...

Beautiful sky. The photo of the siskind down below is wonderful!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

That seems a lovely place, and your photo does it justice. I liked your story; it must have been a bit frightening to capsize and struggle to get back in the canoe. You're braver than I. Thanks for sharing this with us on Sky Watch.

sal said...

So funny. Nice photograph of the lake.

Anonymous said...

HAHAA, I had a giggle reading your post and glad there wasn't a jaws moment otherwise we would have missed seeing your very interesting sky! It's a fabulous photo :)

Rachel said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!! great view! thanks for the comment! (:

chanpheng said...

Beautiful picture. Sounds like Ramsey's the place to be for the Fourth!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Max-e said...

Bobooshka that is a stunning sky shot. Those involuntary swims, when one is out on a lake for gentle paddle are not my idea of fun either, especially if the water is cold.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

brilliant capture

Dancin' Fool said...

That looks lovely. Just where I'd like to be now!

cocabixinhos said...

Good photo and fantastisc conclusion :)

uma por dia said...

I'd like to swimm there. Beautiful!

marley said...

I like the beauty of the clouds. A great photo for SWF, the water looks a bit cold and choppy though!

pts said...

lovely image!

AnneKa said...

Great sky watch post, still trying to see all the sky watch photos on Tom's blog.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Oh! Dear... seems I've not called here to thank you for joining in or indeed to tell you how good a post this was.. I am so sorry about this.. I know what happens now.. it's how the links work... if I've visited somw one that day then it seen the visit.. I think this is what keeps happening.

Kick me hit me call me name.. as your blog friend and host of Sky Watch I feel terrible.. :O(

Marie said...

Great sky watch :)

Dewdrop said...

Great shot... as usual! I love the mountains.

Craver Vii said...

I can identify with the dislike (fear) of unknown and murky waters. I love swimming, and lots of water activities, but an unexpected brush with seaweed will send a shiver of panic down my spine. Other than that, the up-side of a canoe is a very nice place to be, isn't it?

Your photo looks so tranquil... perfect place for a great white to lurk below, I'd say. ;-)

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