Monday, November 03, 2014

Bowring Road, bridge at low tide

                             Birdwatching?

At low tide, the stonework of the sunken bridge is revealed and its 3 arches, which allow the Sulby river to ebb and flow out into the harbour (towards the right of the image) and the Irish Sea. Above the bridge is the main road leading out of Ramsey towards, The Grove Museum, (once not owned by the Bee Gees who hail from the Isle of Man, but by an altogether different Gibb Family. A post for another day.), and the villages of Bride and Andreas. Small fishing and sailing boats are often moored here when not in use, like the one pictured. At low tide cormorants, gulls, ducks, and herons can be seen flying through the arches to the other side, which leads to the Poyll Dooey nature area.  At high tide you can find the same birds diving for fish. You can also find photographers waiting to capture the scene, which on a dry sunny day is not a bad way to spend some free time, even if those birds don't appear.

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10 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative BW shot ~ love the stone work and anything to do with water ~

Happy Week to you!
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Ramsey Mom said...

Lovely in black and white hun

William Kendall said...

Taking the shot at low tide reinforces just how dramatic the difference is! Good shot.

TR said...

TY. it makes me smile. Love to IOM

Carver said...

I love the shot and a good subject for black and white photography.

Linda said...

Very nice!

Anonymous said...

I am questioning your statement that the grove Museum was once owned by the Bee Gees. I have always understood that the Grove was owned by members of the Gobb family before being transferred to Manx National Heritage, but never that Duncan Gibb, the final family member was related in any way to the Bee Gee Gibbs.

Jane Hards Photography said...

I've just amended the post, with your info Re the Grove and the Gibbs. Thanks. Shows you shouldn't listen to urban myths, however nice a story they are.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Nice composition!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, gosto de tudo que se relaciona com o mar, a foto em P&B é magnifica, transmite na perfeição o meio piscatório sempre atractivo.
AG

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