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September 2019



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dougalsservant in photo_scavenger


Well, when this prompt appeared I thought I was going to really struggle. I don't even have a Ramsey ladder into the loft / attic. My fall back was going to have to be some sort of still life using my step ladder or a photo of the stock in the local builders' merchant or to go for a ride on a ferry...

And it has poured with rain since Sunday. I was hoping to find one of the campervans or HGVs with an external ladder but none to be seen. I went looking for buildings with ladder style fire escapes but nothing anywhere.

Today the sun shone and I went off the the shop. And outside our tiny telephone exchange I found a BT van with ladders on the roof

So I could stop worrying about Ladder.

But after I'd shopped I thought about going down to the new pier in case I found a ladder there; I'd checked the old pier already and couldn't see any.

And I found

Zoomed in:

Widening the shot a bit

And a view of the whole pier

In the background, on the right, is the other side of Broadford Bay and behind the mountains to the East of the Island and on the left is the mainland, probably somewhere near Applecross


Look at all those ladders! I love how you widen out on the pier, until we're seeing all the way across to the coast.
Thanks. I was really feeling that this one was difficult and then I found all the ladders within about 20 minutes. The visibility was so bad earlier this week that I couldn't see the ladders at the pier.
Great series of shots of the pier! I envy you your ladders.
Bugger! I was going to go and take the ladders in the harbour in Ramsey tomorrow and be all original! Now I'll just take their picture and be all unoriginal instead :~)
Sorry! I'm sure Manx ladders will be different. Well you could try the elusive campers and HGVs or a ferry.........
Our old pier doesn't have any ladders - I don't know what they do there when it isn't high(ish) tide.
Another thought. Do you have a fish farm? I'm sure ours have ladders about but when I was driving back from Portree on Tuesday the visibility was so bad that no chance of any shots out to sea.
We don't, not in the same way that you do - there is a fish hatchery, but not any farming as such. I think that I shall just go and look in Ramsey harbour anyway - they'll be a bit different, no doubt!
My husband's work van has ladders, and I didn't even think of them.

How "new" is the new pier?
The new pier is 204 years old - it was opened in 1807! I can't find a date for the old one.
It's all relative, isn't it? My state of Kansas is 150 years old. There are a few dwellings that are a hundred years old around here, and they are "old."
Those are some great shots! I envy anyone who lives near the sea!
Neat series! And your water is so nice a blue; Puget Sounds has just been gray this week. You guys must be having better weather!