October Beach Walk

As some of you will know one of our favourite family activities is a visit to the beach!

Beltra beach, Westport, Co Mayo

Beltra beach, Westport, Co Mayo

Even at this time of year, a beach walk brings much pleasure. The day was grey and perfectly calm, so the planned kite flying had to be abandoned. Still we enjoyed some beach art, rock jumping, fossil hunting, and I got to play with my camera. We even had a paddle, but it felt VERY cold!

From the shore of Beltra beach, you get to see Ireland’s pilgrim mountain, Croagh Patrick and looking out into Clew Bay you can see the hump-back shape of Clare Island. On the island is a 16th century Tower House or Castle which was one of the homes of the legendary pirate queen Grace O’Malley (in Irish Grainne ni Mhaille ย though she was also known as Granuaile). It is a place that is on our list of “places to visit”.

Before heading home we enjoyed our picnic, which included some warming pumpkin soup.

Beltra beach, Westport, Co Mayo

Beltra beach, Westport, Co Mayo

14 thoughts on “October Beach Walk

  1. aj vosse

    The beach… my kingdom for the beach! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    We’ve been down a few times since that wild wet witch Ophelia passed through… new things to see since she properly plundered the place! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Wild Daffodil

    Oh I love this post on so many levels Karina. As you know I too love the beach, beach combing and BEACH ART!!!!! Love, love, love those faces. I feel I was there wth you and can hear the waves and the happy sounds of your children. That wave photo is particularly dramatic with the water splashing up in a sort of ‘Hurray’!!!

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