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Wednesday, 30 January 2008

ABC Wednesday - B

For the Wednesday ABC today's letter is B. I had a hard job deciding what to post (I have so many B's in my life) but I finally decided to go with the local option.

When we lived on our island we took our small Boat to the local harbour for the weekly shop.
We used this harbour - a fishing village called Burtonport - for all our necessities. All our belongings were loaded aboard our Boat (locally known as a punt) and ferried over to the island. Here's a photo of hubby on the pier with my tricycle, and number of fishing Boats in the background.

And here he is fitting my tricycle into our punt.
The largest island was and is served by a ferryboat. Here's her stern, or back, carrying a baby boat (lifeboat)


And a close-up of the lifeboat.

Well, that's my B for today. I hope you enjoy the pictures. If you'd like to join the fun, visit mrsnesbit who came up with the idea. Happy Wednesday!

43 comments:

Ida said...

Great choise for a B! :)
I like that way of living. On an island. I live on an island myself. ;)

edmundnesbitt said...

Ooooooooooooooooooh! I wont tell your husband you said I was handsome cos he looks dead stron! LOL!
I love boats and am looking forward in my boat trip.

See you next week when I am joining in ABC Wednesday.
Lots of Love,
Edmund!
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RuneE said...

Very cosy and very relaxing. Great to see these small boats in this setting.

ArneA said...

Do enjoy, but you forgot B for Bike

DarylE said...

jjwrm
I love this ..

DeeMom said...

Nice pictures and I enjoyed the commentary along with it...

Dirty Knees said...

Sounds wonderful living on an island!

Ackworth Born said...

nice boats and when you said you had your own island I had to go to your profile to see you are in Co. Donegal - the only Irish islands I've sailed around were the Skelligs from Valencia Island but that has a bridge to it.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

wow YES!!!
I enjoyed your photo's from the boats and the local harbor... I like the fishingboats too..

See on my blog, what I made (the first time) for ABC wednesday,I made music combined with photography

Greetings from JoAnn Holland

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Thanks:) Oh, I just love your B:) It looks so cosy!
Have a nice day:)

RUTH said...

Oh I did enjoy you B photos :o)

Gemma said...

Really enjoyed your photos.I love Ireland anyway...so it's great to see your pics. My family hails from Donegal: the O'Daugherty clan!

kml said...

Your first image is so peaceful!

Andrea said...

Seems a lot of you live around BOATS for all the boat posts today. Sure wish I lived near boats and near the beach too.

dot said...

How neat to live on an island! Very interesting post and pictures.

Liz said...

It looks idyllic! I would love a tricycle as I can't cope with a two-wheeler!

hpy said...

I like the first picture very much.

Miss_Yves said...

A pleasant text with beautiful photos!

But

is the life of islanders always cosy and quiet ?
Miss Yves

photowannabe said...

Wonderful B photos. I think you live in a fairytale world. Lovely.

Petunia said...

Nice photos, but you cant't wait until D, can you;)???

Paulie said...

Love these interesting journey's via blogs. Great B photos!

Max-e said...

I really enjoyed your post. I have always liked the idea of living on an island. Nice pictures and the trike really appeals to me

Heather said...

Great pictures. My husband would love that, boating around.

Katney said...

That is a great collection of boat photos. A great deal fo thought must have gone in to those boat trips while you lived on the idsland.

Peter M said...

Thats a great post, I ca see you are passionate about what you do.

leslie said...

Great photos but I don't know as I'd like living on an island. :D

bonnie said...

Oh, I love all your boats. That's really interesting too, to have to travel by boat to shop.

david mcmahon said...

What a great way to fit a tricycle into a ``baby boat''. My favourite was the shot of the reflection of the lifeboat in the water.

I would love to visit Ireland, the country of my ancestors, one day.

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my B is For Beginning post. Means a lot to me to get that sort of feedback on a forthcoming novel.

Do keep in touch

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Very nice series of boats. I saw a couple of different posts on boats but they were all different.

imac said...

Boataful photos and B post

Jean M Fogle said...

I think I would love living on an island, well most of the time anyway, it is fun to find out about others lives!

Janet said...

Great "B" photos!

Hanne Cecilie said...

Great choice for the B :)

Nessa said...

I want to go shopping in a boat.

Gordon said...

Great 'B'oat photos; interesting to see the tricycle loaded on the punt.

Gary said...

Thanks for the ABC Wednesday idea. I am participating and enjoying it.
Gary

Lilli & Nevada said...

everyone has some really great photos of different kinds of boats this is great

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photos.

Neva said...

what a great "B" post. I have seen a lot of different kinds of boats today....all good!

Chris said...

Lovely pictures - looks like paradise to me!

Mike said...

I absolutely love the first picture of the guy in the small yellow boat. Fantastic.

Siani said...

Lovely shots. Sounds idyllic, living on an island away from everything. But I guess it also has its problems - and I could never survive without electricity. Thanks for visiting my ABC and my apologies for taking so long to return the visit.

Kerri said...

GREAT "B" post!