Wednesday, October 15, 2008

MOORAGH PARK

ABC- M is for Mooragh Park.

Mooragh Park, contains Mooragh Lake was like Albert Tower, built by the Victorians. In 1881, the Ramsey Town Commissioners bought a 200 acre tidal swamp. Ramsy Rugby Clubhouse. Ramsey home games are still played here. You know that though as I've shown you the images.

The park and lake have proved to be a great success for Ramsey, bringing visitors and tourists alike for canoeing, birdwatching, skateboarding or just to relax for lunch in one of the 2 cafes. Events are still held here such as varied music festivals, youth cycling tours and of course Ramsey Sprint(motorbikes along the promenade) during the TT Road Races. Of course you will also find this photographer up there. By the way this is the lake that I went for an unintentional swim in when my canoe capsized. It was so black I thought it was still a swamp. How I got back in the canoe fully clothed and sopping wet is still beyond me. Happy to report no sharks in the lake, but the financial sharks are lurking on dry land.


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63 comments:

leslie said...

Looks like a lovely place to spend a day and take photographs. Have a great m-day! Cheers :D

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Looks like a nice place to capsize! Glad you made it back on board safely!

Migs CFL fan said...

Looks like a great place to take a walk. Great pic and thanks for sharing

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

Gwyn said...

You are so funny. I'm glad the land sharks didn't get you.;)

I love the yellow railing along the lake. It adds a splash of color.:)

Brad, boston said...

LB,

The land sharks are circling here too. Mooragh is that a welsh word? I get so confused about your part of the world. Email me. The yellow railing just got me a sucker punch again.

dulce said...

It seems a beautiful place to go for a walk.

babooshka said...

Brad,

Not Welsh, guess again! I've emialed you or you can find it in an earlier post. I'm off to bed folks. Thank you all, for the comments above and the ones to come. Catch you when I wake.

laxeylass said...

The best Moooragh photo bar none. All your photos have a unique perspective. Better than the usual island dross! Why the island doesn't have you as there pin up photographer is beyond me! Our office has voted the Rugby one as the best ever Ramsey Rugby photo. Don't know what else to say but stick with it, one day they will be begging to use your photos.

The new TV adverts are a joke, and why no Laxey Wheel? Keep on blogging, we love it.

mannanan said...

M for Mooragh, of course. Perfect. As you rightly say this is one fantastic park. Never been on the lake but the daughters raced there in canoes a few years back and fell in like you. Next time you do go out on the lake be careful and contact us at Ramsey Lifeboat Station if you need rescuing.

Marie-Noyale said...

I like this yellow curvy line..
Happy you didn't encounter any monsters during your very brief swim in that lake!!!

ellen b said...

What a nice place to walk..
Stay dry now! :0)

Melissa said...

Such a pretty view with the mountain in the background!

Louis la Vache said...

Did you get a peek at the Loch Ness Monster while you were taking your unplanned swim? Since Nessie hasn't been seen in Lock Ness for a time, "Louis" thought she might be lurking there...

the donG said...

i will definitely do jogging in such beautiful scenic place!

Professor said...

what a pretty place!!!!! and I love the bright yellow rail- it blends AND contrasts if that's possible!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I really like this yellow fence, it's tastefully bright!

magiceye said...

....... beautiful.....

Lynette said...

Super photo and facts to go along with it. This sort of public space makes a community healthy.

naturglede said...

That was a good choise for the M. Have a nice day:)

Olivier said...

une belle promenade avec une superbe vue.

a beautiful promenade with a superb view.

Webradio said...

Hello Babooshka !

Thank You for the good explain. Yoy love Your Man island...
Nice photo...

Baruch said...

Beautiful - looks like a great place - I would love to do some birdwatching there

Aileni said...

Looks like a nice place. Getting into canoes from the water is not easy but maybe thick water helped.

RuneE said...

The island gets more attractive for each of the reports I read here, maybe with the exception of the financial sharks...

Liz said...

The Victorians were good at things like that.

Glad you survived the ducking!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Is this the lake shaped like the IoM? I seem to remember walking round one like that.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent & Informative.... 'M' posting... I also enjoyed reading about Manannan's Cloak.. It rung a bell in the back of my head and I know now that for the rest of the day I will be trying to remember something...
Ha! You asked about my knitting.. Yes it's true... I took it up years ago to help stop smoking... I do not knit as much now but I might knit you a camera if you like.. :O) I've knitted one before.

Reader Wil said...

MOORAGH PARK is certainly a place I'd like to visit! It must be a place of recreation, relaxation and rest at the same time. Great informative post!

MumbaiiteAnu said...

A very beautiful place with the pretty fence.

My 'M' for Mumbai Machhi-walis

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Thats a lovely photograph!

Cheers

Rakesh
http://almostsunday.blogspot.com

Mr. Rush said...

Nice photos.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photography. An interesting post to read too.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i love this place - looks so peaceful

nina said...

Very nice photo with the winding railing. Nice job!

Suburbia said...

What a staartling yellow railing! It makes a great pic!
Thanks for your kind comments on mine :)

CrazyCath said...

Hi Babooshka. I am catching up. I loved your skywatch with the cloak shrouding the island and the one on white cats. The one below could have been for your M too - Manx money! I dread to think of the maths involved in THAT!

Love this one too and sorry not to comment on each one as usual, but just trying to get round people at the moment.

Manxiecat said...

Mooragh Park should be made better use of in the winter months. You have a very good blog promoting Ramsey. Well done.

Bibi said...

An inviting photo indeed, and I love the composition with the yellow railing.

Jilly said...

What a beautiful sweep of yellow iron work, leading the eye on and on. Such a beautiful park, lake and those mountains. I'm not sure how I feel about the colour yellow...it's different! Think I might have preferred it to be green but no one asked me!

Bear Naked said...

1200 pounds for 200 acres of tidal swamp paid in 1881!
It would be interesting to know what the current price would be in 2008.

Again a lovely photo for ABC Wednesday.

Bear((( )))

Kelly said...

Lovely! Loved reading your post!

antigoni said...

Nice place and a very interesting post!

Ms. Hays said...

It really looks like a nice place to take a stroll!
I scrolled through your page & happened upon the white cat post - that was very interesting as I have two white cats myself. I say "hello" to them both everyday, so lets hope my angels are doing their jobs! hehehe!

nonizamboni said...

I really like the composition of this photo and the name of the lake. All good choices for the 'm' day. I always learn something new when I visit you too. Happy Wednesday!

Mo said...

eewww where there any eels??? Lucky the fence is yellow its the same colour as the sun so you know whick way up you are as you roll around in that canoe.
When the banks have finished revaluing the worlds monopoly money you might be able to rebuy the land for the same price. Now hows that for progress??
Have referenced you in todays blog (albeit a little late).

Per Stromsjo said...

A canoe mishap... The kind of things we do for art!

me ann my camera said...

A lovely lake and the fence colour is both surprising and attractive, and enticing too.
ann

marley said...

It looks a great place, almost like a Scottish loch. I love the curve of the yellow fence that you've captured.

John said...

Beautifully composed, love the perspective!

Eki Akhwan said...

What wonderful composition!

The lines, curves, and all other elements are perfectly composed from a striking angle.

And the colour of that fence is definitely a strike!

Bravo, Babooshka!

NYD said...

Any comment I could possibly make about the photograpaph in this post or the preceeding ones would obviously be deemed redundant, yet I would like to tell you that I enjoyed viewing them. I would also like to thank you for visiting my place. Your comment is much appreciated.

Powell River Books said...

What a wonderful park. The parks in our town are more rustic, but the forests in their natural state are great places to refresh and have fun. I invite you to come see my "better" mouse trap. -- Margy

Neva said...

This is a lovely view.....the park must be wonderful....

Alan said...

Sounds like a nice place to spend some time. I like the picture, but must say that yellow railing seems to stick out like a sore thumb in comparison to the surroundings - kind of jarring - is it so in person?

kRiZ cPEc said...

a park with a view. thanks for sharing.

uncleawang said...

Hi,
Thank You for viewing my blog (ABC-Wednesday) & very kind of you. Thank you also for sharing about a park view,nice place to visit.
Have a nice day.

tr3nta said...

I like the yellow 'S' along the water... nice perspective...

Gordon said...

Capsizing is no fun at the best of times; even worse when the water is not clean. Nice shot.

Dragonstar said...

Looks a beautiful place, but I think I'd rather stay out of the water! Glad you survived.

Leora said...

Love that yellow fence. It would frame any picture beautifully. Sorry to hear about the unintentional dip in the swamp.

kml said...

Looks like a great place to take a walk!

crittoria said...

I love how that bright fence leads your eye through the photo and to the mountains...well done, as usual!!

Becky said...

This looks like a fantastic place to take a stroll. And I like the angle you took this from. The path just seems to beg, "Follow me!"

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