Lots more photos from the Dingle Peninsula, West Kerry, on my website:
It’s not often that I get across to the east coast of this country nowadays, but I recently made a short visit to Courtown, in County Wexford. The weather wasn’t great, the sunshine was scarce and the light was dull, but I grabbed a few opportunities to capture some images
It must be said that Courtown once had the most perfect beach in the world – with a marvellous expanse of dry, soft, clean, golden sand. The water depth was perfect and safe for swimming. Admittedly, it didn’t have the fabulous scenery of the Kerry beaches, with which I am now very familiar, but the quality of the beach itself was second to none. Sunshine was always more plentiful in that part of the country too. I have no photos of what it was like before – but OMG – look what is is now!
It’s an understatement to say that erosion has taken its toll. Tons of boulders have been deposited to ‘protect’ the coastline. Time has shown once again that nothing stays the same.
It’s good to see that there are still some gaps in the mountains of boulders, where families can enjoy the sun, sand and sea.
The opening of woodland trails do compensate in part for the loss of so much beach
But alas, the woodland was not safe either from the ferocious storms of last winter.
Graffiti on this storm felled tree on the beach echoes my thoughts about transience and change, although I could not read the full sentence that once was there.
The last rays of sun creep up along the RNLI boathouse
A winter evening view of Mount Brandon from Cúl Dorcha Beach, Ballyferriter, West Kerry.
Please visit my website for more Cúl Dorcha: http://helene-brennan.com/tag/cúl+dorcha
You may notice that just I love the West of Ireland Sunsets. This is Ballyheigue Beach, my current regular walking spot, on which I have taken hundreds of photos, but each one is different. That is the wonderful thing about this climate; it offers something new every day.
I am still struggling with a frustratingly slow Internet connection speed, so my posts are now infrequent, but I expect things will improve in a few months time.
Thanks a million to you bloggers who have liked my posts and apologies that I have not been able to access many blogs to view and like them. It’s taken at least half an hour to get this far with creating this post. In order to avoid wasting so much time I go and wash up, make a cup of tea or play my flute while waiting for pages to load!
More photos from Ballyheigue on my website http://helene-brennan.com/c110-north-kerry
I would like to take this opportunity to wish a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to all bloggers and all others who view this. Thanks you for taking the time to view my post. May all good things flow to you this coming year – and always!
Hello again fellow bloggers. Sorry I have been missing for a while. Very busy with moving house and a few other things.
Well, I have NOT drawn the short straw with my current temporary accommodation, where I am enjoying the lovely resort of Ballyheigue by the sea, with it’s georgeous beach on the Atlantic coastline.
I am very lucky to be living here, though there is one drawback – my Internet connection is slow to standing still, making it more difficult and time-consuming to make contributions to WordPress. Often, I have been unable to access the site at all.
In the meantime I have been finding Twitter more accessible and I would love you to follow me on that.
The above photo is one of many I have taken on Ballyheigue Beach. A West of Ireland sunset is always a delight.
More photos of North Kerry can be seen on http://helene-brennan.com/c816-north-kerry-photos