Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #215

For this week’s Len-artist challenge John asks for “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles… and the Places they take us” – but I have veered off topic a little to talk about places boats have taken me. In recent years, we have had a few interesting trips on boats – or at least the boats got us to our destination. The first trip was to Clare Island off the west coast of Ireland. A small ferry takes about 20 minutes to cross from mainland to the island.

Early morning ferry to Clare island

The island is lovely. We visited in January – but the day was glorious and clear and the light beautiful.

Then home again on the ferry at sunset.

Our next island visit was to Inishbiggle. Also off the west coast, but a much smaller island – talking only about ten minutes in a small boat similar to the small boat in the picture below.

Here crossing over from the mainland.

The island is lovely, exceptionally quiet (there are not many families living on it now) and the only shame was all the abandoned cars (and tractors) that it is too expensive to remove and so are left to rust away.

17 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #215

  1. Tina Schell

    Nice to live in a place where you can spend a short time on the water and visit somewhere completely different Karina! interesting that old cars and trucks just rust away. Here in SC people sometimes leave their boats in the water to do the same. It’s an expensive problem for those who maintain our waterways!

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  2. bushboy

    I love ferry travel. It is a shame about the abandoned tractors and cars. The environmental damage from the oils and greases left behind!!
    Still, I would have loved to travel over to the islands and explore 🙂

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