Thursday, 13 March 2008


As you can see from the title of my post today Babooshka( why am I refering to myself in the third person is beyond me) is not a happy bunny. In fact polite blogging society tempers the language i'd like to use. Why so irate? Read on.

Manx Electric Railway, in their wisdom( blatant irony here) have decided not to run the train from Laxey to Ramsey in the summer for the tourists anymore. This effeftively cuts off the north of the island for alternative transport. It is also mindboggling stupid not to run this when the TT is on. Doh! This is how people get to work during those 2 weeks from Ramsey to Douglas. This is also a blow to the shopkeepers of Ramsey who are reliant on a steady stream of tourists to boost summer sales. Arrrrrrrrrrgh!

Us islanders have not been consulted over this decision. Be warned, you tried to close Ramsey's cottage hospital and failed. You are going to have a fight on your hands over this one aswell, and it starts on my blog. Anyone want to join in feel free.

Ooh that was good. Sorry folks had to get that out of my system.

To redress the angry balance my daily photo is of a very placid butterfly. It's a red admiral taken again with the telescopic lens. I like telelscopic lenses, because you can focus on the subject, whislt the background fades and blurs. This then emphasises the chosen subject in the case the butterfly.


Wallaby last spotted stranded at Laxey trying to get back to Ramsey, but there are no bloody trains. Have i made my point yet?


Mrs H Brew said...

I am very disappointed to hear about the closure of this part of the line.
I take my granchildren from Laxey to Ramsey as a treat when they visit from across. They are all Thomas the Tank engines fans and adore the journey. I do hope they reconsider.

How rude of me not to mention your photograph, which may i say is very beautful.

Anonymous said...

It rains all the time,Nice photo.

moonchild said...

Another gorgeous image. will you be photographing TT this year?

Lily on the Road said...

What is TT?

Is it really warm enough for butterflies where you are? Or was this taken last summer...we are still under many feet of snow...hard to walk in stilleto' crack me up!

babooshka said...

Confessions of a photographer? Always have a library of your own photos close at hand.

Yes last summer.

Buster ran his sport relief mile, sadly not in high heels, even he has his limitations.