Inspired by CFFC – Water
I enjoy traveling within my own country but am often reluctant to travel further – but sometimes you don’t have to go far to see stunning scenery. Two days ago we headed for the west coast to Doolough near Gweesalia, here in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland.
“If there’s a heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it” – Jimmy Buffett.
I had to “borrow” this wonderful quote from PA Moed, as it is very true for me.
To the right you can see the Mullet Peninsula, to the left Achill Island.
The beach is a great one for shell collecting.
And at over 2km long you can also get a very decent walk. I know there are many beautiful places out there to see and many of you have shown me some of them in your own blogs. But for my travels, I am, so far, content with this.
A boulder on a beach, like a stranded whale it waits patiently for the next tide.
This week’s Lens Artist weekly challenge theme is “blue”.
Blue brings to my mind two things. The sky and the sea. The combination of blue sky and sea is magical.
Firstly Newport beach from our trip to Wales earlier in the summer.
Then closer to home, Ross beach, and below Beltra beach, County Mayo.
If we want time to relax, we enjoy heading to the coast. Dugort beach or Pollawaddy strand is situated on the north coast of Achill Island near the village of Doogort. Achill Island is an island on the west coast of Ireland, joined to the mainland by a bridge. Slievemore hill rises above the strand, though it was covered in fog the day we were there.
The sun battled hard but the fog won out in the end.
Still a lovely place to visit and one to which we hope to return.
Ross Beach is one of our favoutite beaches at any time of year. With Easter falling early this year, we have had opportunity to take a few day trips. Heading to the beach is always a bit of an adventure. This time we were surprised to find that the storms over the winter have shifted sand away from the beach. This has resulted in the loss of some dunes, but also the exposure of a more pebbles and stones in one area.
There was time for some beach-combing and even castle building.
The horses and their riders were also enjoying the freedom of a long beach. Like us, the horses had a paddle, they did not seem to notice that the water was FREEZING!