Tuesday, November 18, 2008

MY WORLD - TAKE ME DOWN THE SULBY RIVER

My world is Ramsey, Isle Of Man


The Sulby River as I have mentioned before is one of those lovely Viking names they left their mark with on the island. I know this upsets a few Manxies (people born on the Isle Of Man) out there, but you know some you of you are viking stock you can't deny it. Anyway the Sulby. It's the largest river in the Isle Of Man. S It's apparently good for salmon fishing when it's been as wet as this. Well yippe for those fisherman but bad news for me. My walkway down by the riverbanks is under water at the moment. The psot I stood on to take the image is usually not in danger of being swamped under water. Hopefully we can have a few dry days and the riverbanks won't be so swollen.


I mentioned Sulby was a place named by the Viking who firstly invaded, but secondly stayed and integrated. Here is the meaning of Sulby and a few other Isle Of Man Viking Place names.




For more my entries click MY WORLD and thank the skywatch gang once again for another inspired idea.

71 comments:

Mojo said...

Looks like the very embodiment of serenity to me!

Migs CFL fan said...

Fantastic pic as always. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

picture to words said...

beautifull. good night ti tomorrow

Webradio said...

Hello Babooshka !
This photo is very great !

Thank You for this post...
Have a good night !

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Your photo is very pretty.

But I'm smiling kind of big right now, because, although we don't have any Viking related names here in our land-locked state, we do have a High School who uses the Vikings as their mascot.

My family recently placed a letterbox in a park nearby this rare anomaly. Now, I'm curious to find out why New Mexico's Valley High School uses the Vikings as a mascot, if for no other reason that their name starts with a "V". lol!

Thanks for a view of your world today,
Lisa
New Mexico, USA

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: You always have such interesting stories.

babooshka said...

Laughing Orca Ranch-that is curious. I'd love to know why the Viking is used.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Whoa... amazing photo. What a reflection. Beautiful coloring and clarity.
Interesting story of the Sulby...

Sylvia K said...

What an incredibly beautiful river! Great photo! And I always love to hear the history of an area! Thank you so much!

Luiz Ramos said...

Your Isle of Man is a great World.

kjpweb said...

Pretty cool lesson and a wonderful image! Love the deep blue and the reflection.
Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

mannanan said...

Love this photo Babooshka, so clear and sharp....Yep it's been a tad damp as of late which should help settle the dust.

babooshka said...

Is Mr Linky not working again?

ewok1993 said...

lovely pic, interesting post.

see you next week.

Jeanne said...

Isn't that always the way too much or not enough water. Beautiful image.

Sailor Girl said...

COOL!!!! I'd jump right now into that water!! (though I bet it's freezing hehehehehe)

Bernie Krausse said...

We used to live by a River too. It must be wonderful to see how it changes from day to day and what kind of animals visit as the seasons flow on by.

Brian Miller said...

It looks like a place I would loved to have played as a kid. Great picture.

George Townboy said...

Ahhh, what a beautiful and historical world you live in!! Fantastic post!

SandyCarlson said...

I love your world. What a great place.

Tash said...

Each time I see the scenery shot of the isle, I am amazed how much variety is there. This is a beautiful tranquil shot. No Vikings around here, but many Spanish & Portugese.

Carver said...

I'd like to go floating down that river. I love the reflection and also the shade of yellow in the building. Very beautiful.

Indrani said...

Perfect reflections in that still water. Great place!

Wren said...

Wild and beautiful!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice looking river. Love the reflections in the water and the rich greenery around it.

Gaelyn said...

Very nice. Serene. Like the reflection and the building. You live in a beautiful world. Thanks for the tour.

sbuser said...

I love the dark in the foreground fading to light. Kind of an unusual twist that really adds to this superb photo.

Hilda said...

I can't even begin to imagine how all those words are pronounced, but thank you for the definitions — very interesting. And as usual, your photo is gorgeous! I love the rich blues and greens of this one. I'm also envious of the house's location — I hope the water doesn't get swollen enough to flood it!

Luke Wiley said...

Beautiful reflection!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

What a beautiful looking area and yes the Vikings abounded in many British area's!

By the way, I am sure you're right about Mr Linky being upset.. I was #4!

magiceye said...

love the perspective here.

Ms. Hays said...

Nice view in your world!

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely. I always like contrasty scenes like this with the deep blue of the sky reflected in the calm water. The yellow house gives another primary color point of interest. Very nice. Hope you can stay dry. We're on the brink of more rain here. (sigh)

Olivier said...

un beau paysage, tres bucolique

April said...

WOW! That's a gorgeous photo of the Sulby River and a neat yellow building!

antigoni said...

Excellent post. I love the names of the places.

Carletta said...

What a gorgeous image of the river.
The reflection is awesome!

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

It is a lovely image -- river, reflection, pretty colors -- but I really enjoyed your commentary, too.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful photo and I too like the way you took the photo and the reflection.

raf said...

Lovely image, Babooshka!

Greg said...

What a great picture! Love the reflections

J.C. said...

Love the reflections of the clouds!

Greyscale Territory said...

Delightful photo with a sense of history even in Nature's world! It looks timeless! And enjoyed your commentary too!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

the blue and green go so well together in this shot, it's amazing

Irina said...

Rich colours of your photo makes me even more summer-sick! Lush greens, deep blue, serenity of the scene - absolutely stunning!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful rive scene.

I don't think any Vikings made to central Ontario...but I could be wrong!

Jim said...

I dont think we have any vikings down here. I think high water can make great pictures, like yours.

Arija said...

Such a different post from you this time, but as always very interesting with a beautiful photo as well. Hope you did not get your feet wet on our account.

AphotoAday said...

What a great place...
Lovely name, Sulby...

Sailor Girl said...

Your comment felt really nice, THANK YOU!!!!

By the way, I wonder if you have any photos of Ships!!!!

Tanya said...

It's so magical!

Pam said...

So beautiful even if it is a little high for my tastes.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

stunning photo with the reflection and color.
thanks for sharing with all of us...enjoyed.

erin

imac said...

Peaceful and beautiful reflections.

jacqui said...

The tide is high. Hold on B.

Jacqui

Bibi said...

Hi, Babooshka, Sorry for my absence; been feeling sorry for myself. In any case, I like this spot! No viking traces as far as I know down this way. I had known about the "by" suffix being of viking origin; am very in to the Norman Conquest and what preceded it; i.e. viking conquests of England and their having been granted Normandy in France.

Kelly said...

Lovely shot! Very restful!

Bergson said...

it's the day of reflection

Rural Writer said...

Lovely photo and enjoyed the post!

marley said...

The water looks so still, almost like a mirror. Its much, much bigger than the river Chelt!

Thanks for your very kind comment on my Macro World blog. I'm glad I've got your seal of approval, it means a lot :)

Denise BC said...

I thank you for sharing your world. Grateful for the nice visit.
Hugs, Denise

soulbrush said...

what a magnificent shot. sooo peaceful, sooo blue. is that a 'summer' photo?

Louise said...

Nice post! Very educational. I do not recognize any of those names here in New Mexico, but definitely from my time in Iceland. But I don't think they deny anything about being Viking there!

Kris said...

I like the sound of Sulby.

And I like the sound of the "sound of Sulby".

b.c. said...

beautful, i really love this

Ming the Merciless said...

What beautiful scenery!

OMG, you have 65 comments! You are very POPULAR!!

Lifecruiser said...

Wonderful photo. I love the reflections.

Yes, sure I recognize those names, since I live in Sweden which where Scandinavia at that time and also where the Vikings came from. The Norsemen I think they were called.

Though the Vikings that got to your area may have been from the "Norwegian" area, which is more common. The "Swedish" Vikings headed towards Russia and further.

In late investigations of areas invaded by Vikings, they claim that they didn't mix that much with the locals, they had their own wives with them. They say they have investigated DNA of the locals to prove this. I'm not sure this is the same for your area though.

There is a place on Iceland called Thingvellir, which is where Icelands parliament (Allthing) was founded in the year of 930. The whole area is a national park today: Thingvellir national park. Wonderful place where you even can see the Mid Atlantic Ridge, where the tectonic plates of Europe and America are in conflict.

I've been to Iceland in 2004. A magnificent country. Very spectacular sightings.

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful reflection!

Greg Dimitriadis said...

What a wonderful world!

Susie of Arabia said...

Ramsey looks like a place I would love to visit - and never leave!!!

Becky said...

This was a fascinating post! I loved the list of place names and their meaning in the Viking tongue, and how they were altered, probably due to the English-speaking not knowing how to pronounce their language! Many of the current names are very similar to the original Viking names. Thanks for this educational post, accompanied by a soothing and beautiful water shot.

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