Sunday, February 01, 2015

Theme Day. What I'd miss most if I left Ramsey?

                                  All of it


Today on the City Daily Photo the question is what we'd all miss most from the place we blog from. I've thought about this and I can't say one thing. I'd miss the beach. Getting my feet wet to capture a sunrise, and the sunrise itself. Sunrises over the sea are nothing short of breathe taking. I'd miss the dark skies, when the street lighting goes off at 1am and the night sky is devoid of orange urban light, replaced with natural star filled sky light. I'd miss Sundays still feel like an old fashioned Sunday, with few shops open, but enough for those emergency items. I'd miss how safe it is to live in a small town, where everyone knows each other and crime is low. I'd miss the two weeks when the island becomes the centre of the biking world, known as the Isle of Man TT races. I'd miss photographing sporting events, muddy, wet cycling, crazy fast motorbike races, and bitterly cold, torrential rain, gale force wind rugby games. I'd miss meeting tourists and making new friends each year who come over for random events mentioned above. I'd miss karaoke where songs get murdered or perfectly executed but always fun and I'd miss the pubs that host karaoke, bands, quiz nights. I'd miss the views from those pubs, looking out onto the harbour or the mountain. I'd miss the sunsets over the Poyll Dooey nature reserve and river walk, the park, the swing bridge swinging and standing on a beach looking across to mainland UK, thinking, best decision, to move here. Above all, I'd miss the people who have become friends. The people who come to events, who let me photograph them, who sing karaoke, who party, who are always there for you. They are in the photo, pinpricks from a distance, taken at Ramsey Rocks, the one night of the year the town turns out to well rock with bands and beer.

So what I'd miss, is well, Ramsey. 8 years of blogging this crazy small town, on a small island, I discover I'd miss it all.

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16 comments:

William Kendall said...

There is quite a lot there that makes it all your home! Well said, Jane.

Ramsey Mom said...

Lovely words hun. I've always lived here and wouldn't live anywhere else hun

Julie said...

A lovely song of praise to your island, Jane. well said.

Manxman said...

Many thanks Jane for a nice write up. Manx and proud

Bibi said...

What you said is perfect!

Jim said...

My sentiments exactly.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like you really LOVE it there, Jane!

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Good entry, cheers from Tilburg

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Love your choice for the theme day. Well done!

magiceye said...

Well said!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Booking a ticket to Ramsey as we speak Jane :)

Chrissy Brand said...

A lovely choice for theme day!

cieldequimper said...

Belle déclaration d'amour !

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Karl Demetz said...

Lovely choice, I agree with cieldequimper.

Nathalie, Avignon said...

What a fantastic tribute you pay to the place where you live and its people. Love is in the air.

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