Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Life's an Isle Of Man Beach - My World


Mooragh Beach, Ramsey




Keeping it simple this week and responding to a several requests for more beach images. So here we are again, walking out of town. As you can see the tide is out so you are able to actually walk out quite away. You see we have wonderul sweeping bays(two remember) but the sand is always damp due the incoming tides as I have mentioned before.


Towards the left handside would be Mooragh Promenade. We are actually further along the Promenade than we have been before. Behind me out of shot would be the harbour jetty way off in the distance now, bridge and Ramsey town. To the right is obviously the sea, but as we are an island you would expect to see land ahoy at some stage. You do, and that would be part of the British Isles, England, Scotland and Wales. On a clear day you can make out the landscape of the Lake District in Cumbria. Looking north the bay sweeps round to the promontory known as Shellagh Point. This is the closest I have taken you to it. Shellagh another Manx word. It appears Shellagh means willow. I have noted recently it's use as a girl's name. I'm not sure those using the name know of it's origin, or are Manx. I wonder if anyone out there knows of another meaning or anyone is actually named Shellagh? I'm still searching on this one. Just curious.


For perspective click the words in red below to show you stages along the beach. May help to put this scene context. For those that have read about the Grand Hotel on the blog, behind the white house on the left out of sight would be the Grand Hotel.

Beach 1
Beach 2
Beach3
Rocks


65 comments:

kjpweb said...

Would be fun walking that beach! Beautiful!
Cheers, Klaus

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful beach, indeed! and a beautiful sky overhead! Really great shot! Have enjoyed learning about your world so much and appreciate what you write as well as the marvelous photos! Thank you!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

My husband's cousin is a Sheilagh. She happens to be graceful like a willow. (Lucky her!) Sheilagh's mother (and my husband's father) was originally from Scotland.

Love your beach shots.

Babooshka said...

EG-There is a Celtic influence here so there could well be a name connection.Cheers.

Carver said...

What a beautiful beach. I also enjoyed clicking on the other photographs. They are all wonderful and interesting learning about your beach.

imac said...

Id love to be a beach bum, live on the beach in a fine house haha.
Great shot as always.

ewok1993 said...

That's a good place to walk. It looks warm enough.

Today's Blah... said...

Excellent shots as always, I'm a beach bum too.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

It is a beautiful beach.I would love to walk along it.There is nothing more peaceful than being on a beach by yourself.

Reader Wil said...

How wonderful to walk there in rain or sunshine! Thanks for sharing and for your visit.

Jacob said...

Some places in Florida would be envious of your beach as we lose so much of our beaches every year in the hurricanes.

It looks like a fun place to swim - especially for children who could wade out quite a ways before hitting deep water.

Are there sharks in your waters?

Babooshka said...

Jacob- Can you believe we have basking sharks, down the South of the Island.

Jacob said...

I'd never heard of a basking shark, so I did some research. Second-largest shark in the world, but generally non-threatening to humans if left alone...called basking 'cause they like to ride the surface and "bask" in the sun or fresh air...

That's amazing. You're very lucky!

Guy D said...

Great myworld post as always, thanks for sharing. Whats the temp like there these days?

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Rob Inukshuk said...

Beautiful beach you have there. Still looks cold there though.

Virginia said...

I love your beach photos. I so wish I could get myself down to the Fl/AL gulf coast, my favorite place in all the US to be. I'd love for you to see it. Gorgeous!!
V

Virginia said...

I love your beach photos. I so wish I could get myself down to the Fl/AL gulf coast, my favorite place in all the US to be. I'd love for you to see it. Gorgeous!!
V

Neva said...

Very nice beach photos....I would imagine you don't ever get a lot of snow but I could be wrong. We came home from Las Vegas last night to MORE snow...yep...fun fun fun!!!

George Townboy said...

What a grand beach photo. Love the way you describe your view, also.

SandyCarlson said...

I was facing your way and thinking of your beach from one of mine this weekend. Lovely, lovely view.

Mojo said...

That's some difference between tidal stages! I'd expect a few feet, several yards, but this looks like a good 50 meters between the tide line and the water.

But as always, you've captured it beautifully. The clouds look like they've been painted on.

Tremendous!

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: I enjoyed the neat beach, do you get clams from the beach?

I seem to be having some problems with blogger today. I hope it is fixed.

Steve Harris said...

Thanks Babooshka, that's just what I needed to see today to take my mind off the -17 degree weather here in Toronto... a great picture of a beach. Very nice!

Femin Susan said...

Hello……. !
What a beautiful beach. Very cute all these pictures... Great……. may god bless you !

Buck said...

Ahhhhh, beach. Sand. Sun. I remember those things again!

Swarna said...

What a well-conducted walk! Thanks for linking the series.

Lantaw said...

I always love the beach!

Wren said...

The beach looks very natural still, not terribly commercial and developed. I far prefer this, as there are better birds and wildlife to see.

Denise said...

Lovely post and I enjoyed the photos. Makes me miss the beach very much :)

chrome3d said...

I would have expected some funny findings swept on the shore.

alicesg said...

That's a nice beach. I love taking a relaxing stroll at the beach.

Gaelyn said...

That's a great capture. I love how the clouds mimic the shore.

Tash said...

Wonderful sweeping expanse with a poetic curve - that's a memorable beach photo.

gogouci said...

So looking forward to blue skies and days when I can walk along the coast without fear of being weather beaten.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is another gorgeous photo. such color and beauty

magiceye said...

beautiful sweeping sight!

Arija said...

Nice beach shots. Is ir warm enought o go barefoot on the beach?

angela said...

Beautiful beach shots, love the perspective..it seems to go on forever.

Olivier said...

ta plage fait envie. Beau panorama, tu dois avoir un superbe grand angle comme objectif
your beach makes desire. Nice panorama, you must have a superb big angle as objective

Baruch said...

That is a stunning photo - the scenery is beautiful, the sky is magnificent - it just all awesome!

Bibi said...

Sweeping is indeed the word for this photo. Love the winding path and sky.

Leanne said...

Nice to see a beach on the other side of the planet.

Greensboro Daily said...

Wow! Nice world. Oh, to live near a beach......

I guess one could do a theme a day. Do you have to do sky watch Friday every week to participate?

Jan

koala said...

Your comment made me laugh -thanks.

Pat and Abe said...

I would be willing to trade you one cornfield, without corn, for one of your beaches.

nadia said...

I love beaches! But somehow I'm not able to capture it the way you do. I'll keep practicing :)

Great shot!

Ken said...

Walks on the beach, that would be nice right now.

Small City Scenes said...

Beaches are always fun--sandy or rocky. MB

Stan said...

Thanks for the links to the other photos. It is a long beach. Do you get much wildlife there?

mannanan said...

Nice piccie. Doesn't look too far but walked it one day from the Point home into Ramsey. Was shattered for days after.....

George said...

Thanks for a great shot of the beach at low tide. Thanks, too, for the links to other shots which gave us a perspective in which to place this picture.

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful beaches!

John said...

Gorgeous beach shot, Babooshka.
Great myworld posting.

Yes I have read that the Isle of Man has been subject to Norway in 400 years. The Norwegian Vikings were not benign. :)

Eki Akhwan said...

the vastness of the sandy beach is breathtaking. i like places like this.

thanks for the encouraging comment, B.

Eki

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

There's a beautiful sky over that lovely beach too, I so miss the sea!

cieldequimper said...

Off for a brisk walk that will be slowed down by beachcombing!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i would love to be on that beach right now it is cold and nasty here.

Jedediah said...

Gorgeous photo, I love the huge sky.

antigoni said...

Great post and photo.

Dusty Lens said...

It is nice to see a beach scene, the warmth of the sun and sand. Such a large beach too! Our beaches are still under a lousy blanket of snow.

Lisa Wilson said...

That's just beautiful! Thanks for showing us the beach.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! What an incredibly beautiful picture! Lovely lovely! Nice subtle earthtones, very peaceful.

Tarolino said...

Sorry for my late respons. I've been a bit busy.
I have some nice features around me but a photographer is privilidged in what one shows so most of my home town is just boring modern housing and not at all postcard like. Luckily some old bits have been left in places.

Funny how you excite about snow and I cannot wait for it to go away and to see beaches like this one free of snow. The clouds above are magnificent in your picture.

Judy said...

I would love to go walking along this beach!!

Kyo said...

My name is Shellagh. =D We just found the origin a few years ago. Funny enough, my favorite tree was the willow before I knew my name's meaning.

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