Tuesday, January 13, 2015

England is Across

                                 Over there


I live on the Isle of Man.  It's an island in the middle of the Irish Sea. Like all good things it comes in small packages but perfectly formed. That is the view from the beach to England, The Lake District, from the beach in Ramsey. I'm what is called a comeover, though I am a stayover having being here over ten years. I came from that place over there, England. Now I have learned to call, that place you see in the image the land, "across" and the island I live on is "the mainland" and a pretty little mainland it is too.


Part of abc, where other bloggers around the world show you their letter of the week.

15 comments:

William Kendall said...

It makes for quite a view!

Ramsey Mom said...

I'm Manx hun. Uni days in Durham. No place like home

Lois said...

Islands have always fascinated me. I would love to visit yours one day.

Julie said...

I live on an island 'down under'. I would gladly slough off this term, as it pre-supposes that up-over is the 'mainland'.

Jay, Sparking Synapse said...

Ha - I love it!

Having visited twice, quite a few years ago now, we seriously considered moving to the IOM. We love it. However, with a disabled, widowed mother, I felt it was not the right thing to do, since getting to and from 'Across' is so time-consuming. Now, I have tiny grand-daughters and ... well, you know how it goes.

Pity. I miss the peace and the wildness. Must come back some day to spend some tourist money!

Roger Owen Green said...

Very nice shots

ROG, ABC Wednesday

Reader Wil said...

Hi, for us GB is more across than for you! Ha, ha! But thank you for sharing your "across". ;)
Wil, ABCW Team

Kaysee said...

Always be across. Never England

Lea said...

A beautiful scene!

Snapperoni :: Photography said...

I was looking at the photo and the sea almost feels as if it's moving (seriously)!

Beautiful view. Is it easy to get across to England? How long would a ferry take?

Weather seems to be so much better where you are than across. I hope you're having a wonderful week.

Tanya Breese said...

that's a view!

Marie said...

Beautiful view, and beautiful thoughts on your former home and your "now home." I'd love to visit there someday!

Gattina said...

That's a very beautiful area !
Gattina
ABC Wednesday
http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

Not Waving But Drowning said...

What a lovely place. Thanks.

EG CameraGirl said...

It must be an amazing island if you've stayed there for 10 years!

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