Friday, January 23, 2009

MOORAGH BEACH-SKYWATCH



Life's a beach 

Mooragh Beach is on of the two beaches here. As you can see it is part pebble/shingle and part sand. It's not a beach you would expect to find swimmers and sunbathers.  You do find like I said yesterday dog walkers down here and occasionally horse and riders trotting along the beach. As you can see it's quite a view you get on a clear day.


To the left is Mooragh Promenade. Behind me out of shot would be the harbour jetty, bridge and town. To the right is obviously the sea, but as we are and island you would expect to happen upon land too. You do, England. On a even clearer day you can make out the landscape of the Lake District. I have many photos of the outline of the hills of England across from Ramsey. Looking north the bay sweeps round to the promontory known as Shellagh Point. More of those Manx words. It appears Shellagh means willow and has also become used as a girl's name. I'm not sure those using the name know of it's origin. I wonder if anyone has another meaning or anyone named Shellagh


I haven't finished with beach just yet. Like the wood will shall drift by there often and you can walk virtually with me, if you want or join me on facebook if your'e on.

To join or check others in the neme click Skywatch and the team will help you.  I came across an image that is a beauty but not in our friday club. Take a peek it could be a great inclusion for skywatch. So many wonderful images out there aren't part of the club and would be perfect.

109 comments:

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

Oh, I'd love to be there right now, it's freezing over here.

Cloudia said...

Lovely photo
lovely walk!
Aloha-

Photo Cache said...

Incredible photo. I love the colors here.

Bill B said...

Nice Shot!

Quiet Paths said...

Rich colors on a rocky beach with an amazing sky.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh boy...sunshine and a place without snow and ice..beam me up Scottie....

Dewdrop said...

This is a spectacular beach capture. The blue of the sky is so pleasantly vibrant. I love it, and I love the casual feel of the clouds overhead. The lines... all terrific!

Anonymous said...

Wooooooow!

imac said...

Wonderful, I could just walk there with bare feet just in the water.

Louise said...

The sky is spectacular!

Olivier said...

une plage sans fin, qui se noie dans le ciel.

endless beach, drowning in the sky.

Pagan Sphinx said...

The photo invites me to take a walk there. If only I could! It's been such a harsh winter for us in the NE U.S.

Happy Sky Watch.

Susie of Arabia said...

I love this photo, Babooshka. The sky is really beautiful. It looks like a summer day!

bobbie said...

It looks like a wonderful beach, and the sky above is beautiful.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I love any beach!

Carole said...

You can see forever here! Great photo.

starnitesky said...

Love the perspective and what a lovely clear day.

Babooshka said...

I am just updating the facebook group and editing lots of pics. Busy.

Boise Diva said...

Thank you for the virtual beach stroll..

ellen b said...

Very beautiful Babooshka! I love the beach rocky or sandy :0)

George said...

The clouds in the sky are beautiful, but so is the entire scene. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya said...

It's gorgeous Babooshka, simply beautiful :) Happy swf!

MartinC said...

There's a lot of interesting textures in that photo!

Kim said...

Hey Babs, What a view.

Bradley Myers said...

Great photo and what a view. And here I am stuck in winter.

Kathy said...

Wow that would be really nice to take a walk on right around sunset. Great shot. =)

Darla said...

Just love it!! A clouded ceiling!!

Tash said...

All right - the big pictures are back - hope the thief troubles are behind you.
I love the colors and the long stretch of beach. I would think there would be a lot of people strolling on a sunny day.
(cool link to VancouverDP)

Willard said...

A beautiful scene!

Mojo said...

Now that is one awesome sky. And beach. Looks like it might've been a little chilly at the time, but as I always say, there's never a bad day for the beach.

Except maybe in a hurricane. But you probably don't get so many of those, huh?

Awesome shot!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

great shot...love the colors.
have a wonderful weekend.
erin

Guy D said...

Wow, what a unique beach. Looks great with the beautiful sky in the background. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The perspective in this photo is interesting. Everything seems to be pointing at a tiny white building in the distance. ;-) The sky feels low...or is that just my imagination. Something about this photo is magical to me, not sure what. I really like it.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Very pretty

Wren said...

the beach looks to go on forever

JennWasHere said...

Oh my goodness! That's one awesome awesome shot!

My SWF photos are here and here. Hop on by if you have the time. Happy weekends.

Carver said...

I love how the beach has different strips of color and the sky has so much going on too. Very beautiful and interesting.

Gaelyn said...

What a big beautiful sky over the beach and jetty. Glad the weather has improved for your beach walks.

BJ Roan said...

The sky is beautiful, but then so is the beach. I'm ready for a trip to the ocean.

Susie said...

I don't care how cold it is it's amazing.

April said...

I love beaches - yours seems to go on forever. Great photo, perfectly balanced with earth and sky!

Alan said...

Wonderful and complex mix of colors in this photo - water, sky, grass, sand, rocks, buildings... a feast for the eyes.

PJ said...

Beautiful bright blue sky with the happy looking beach, Babooshka. Happy SWF!

Steve Buser said...

Good SWF picture. I didn't get around to posting one this week. I was still covering other themes. But I love to SWF.

Kay said...

Terrific artistic photo with the the converging lines to the horizon drawing you into the photo. It's the sort of photo you expect to see in a published collection of artistic photos.

gogouci said...

Beautiful coastline. Postcard perfect photo.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: It looks like a fun beach to walk and see the neat sky over the water.

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

gorgeous

Ann said...

What a beautiful composition. I love all your shots but this one jumps out at me. I think its that strong diagonal and the wonderful blues of the sky and sea.

Sue said...

I'd love to go for a walk with you there! Nice shot!

Jim said...

I like the layers of color from the water to the grass.

Virginia said...

I love the beach. Yours is so different from ours in south Alabama and florida but lovely in its own special way. I want to see more please.
V

Lily Hydrangea said...

so very pretty!

Jim said...

Hi Ms. Babb's, your sky is fine above that beach. Is it in Ramsey?
We just returned, there were a couple on our boat from IOM but I didn't get to chat with them. Mrs. Jim met them and that is about it. They didn't tell her where they lived.
Happy SkyWatching, it's been a while. Today my sky is one from Florida, taken from the boat (QM2).
..

alicesg said...

Beautiful beach with a nice view and weather. Have a nice weekend. I am spending my weekend preparing and waiting to welcome the coming chinese new year. :)

magiceye said...

wow! the colours are so beautiful!!

Ida said...

Very nice scene.
I like the perspective here very much. And the colors. Beautiful blue and warm tones on the ground.
Lovely combination.

Happy weekend! :)

vincibene said...

Wonderful sky and beach!

Grammy said...

I really enjoyed your sky watch photo today. I would love to be on that beach surround by the sun.

Have a great week.
Grammy
Missouri, USA

RuneE said...

A colourful beach indeed.

Marie Reed said...

I want to skydive through that sky!

VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful beach. Wish I was there....

Jackie said...

How gorgeous. You had a big sky that day!

Bibi said...

Great perspective and love the sky. Makes me (and Bibi) want to RUN, RUN, RUN!

uncleawang said...

This is beautiful scene of the beach & sky.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great seaside shot.

Mo said...

Fabulous photo. Love the lines, the colours, the angle. Brilliant. Can you explain how to achieve this type of shot. I am assuming a very wide angle lens. I just love it.

Inkivääri said...

Gorgeous pic of lovely sky and place!

Kim said...

So pretty.

angela said...

There's really nothing like the British seaside...love it, love it!
I'd definitely enjoy walking along this.

Great perspective, the beach seems to go on and on.

Hilda said...

Magnificent vista!

Raquel said...

Uau!!!Very beautiful!!!!

Peter said...

I hope you will spend the weekend under a beautiful sky!!

Gattina said...

Even I would walk with pleasure on this beach ! usually I am very lazy when it comes to walking !

Carla said...

That's such a nice shot. Gorgeous blue sky! Thanks for visiting.

Afanja said...

Wonderful to see the clourful beach and that blue sky with the fluffy white clouds above it.
Overhere it's been dark and grey all week ...

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

I love the layers of different material and colours of the shingle and sand on the beach set against the blue of the sky. Great shot.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful beach shot and what a lovely clear, blue sky! Happy Friday!!!

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful scenic and sky.

Carletta said...

Beautiful expanse of beach and sky!

tr3nta said...

You've captured a wonderful sky here... BRAVO!!!

chez said...

You have been kind to the island this week. Does that mean we are due for the ugly shots soon? The mono below is sublime.

Tarolino said...

Easy to see from the angle, framing and picture perfect timing that you indeed are a professional.
Those clouds are simply divine. I enjoyed your other beach shots too. Especially for the colours in Ramsey on the rocks.

Yogi said...

Beautiful shot. Thanks.

mannanan said...

That is one beautiful photo. Thanks.

Catherine said...

A desert beach with a so blue Sky, so rare, I'm arriving right now, Babooshka.

Saretta said...

That's a big sky! Took me half an hour to scroll down 86 comments to leave my own! ;-)

John said...

Very beautiful picture with great depth.

Thanks for the visit and comment on Drammen Daily Photo also.

Have a nice weekend.

Arija said...

Things must be looking up at your end. At last we get to see a really happy picture!

Mark said...

Imposing view. What does the other beach look like.

Connie said...

This is a wonderful picture.

Mamapippa said...

Those clouds are wonderful !

raf said...

A perfect sweeping, beautiful sky for SWF, Babooshka! Love the beach series too!

marley said...

What a gorgeous sky. It looks like summertime!

chanpheng said...

The sea makes the sky look bigger! Expansively great photo!

Anonymous said...

Cinematic.

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

Hey Chicklette ... that's just plain gorgeous. Have a great weekend!

laxeylass said...

Laxey is a prettier beach, but hands down this is awesome.

Tammie Lee said...

That sure is a wonderful photo! Love that composition and the mix of colors, my eyes are saying YES.

Juan said...

Cool m'lady b.

Yogesh Naik said...

100 Comments+ 1 from me... Thats too less for this wonderful pic... and yeah, it resembles the pic that i posted today on http://karwar-daily-pic.blogspot.com/

Small City Scenes said...

Wow! Everybody else said it all---anyway nice sky. MB

Lindab said...

It's nice to see England from a distance! ;-)

Marc said...

Great mix of clouds and wonderful sand colour. Excellent!

Baruch said...

I love pictures like these - a great wide angle view of the sand, the sea & the sky. Great cloud formations too

Tootie said...

Very interesting reading. I'm curious about the reddish colored sea weed or whatever it is, in the photo. Is it perhaps red drift algae? We were troubled with that here on Sanibel Island, FL a little over a year ago. It was very annoying at times.

chrome3d said...

I would like to find something funny from that beach right now.

Neva said...

Wow...this is a great shot....it really shows it off......

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Nice composition, perspective and skies.

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