Rocks and Rock Pools

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Last week, I longed for walk along Carrickfin Beach, despite it being a rather windy day. Thankfully, I had the wind behind me as I set out on the outward journey…

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The wind challenged the seabirds,

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The beach lay deserted…

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I was propelled to the far end, and much needed rocky shelter.

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Rocks have always fascinated me, and I love to check out the seaweed clinging to a myriad of ridges…

Rock pools also merit further investigation…

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Thousands of snails and mussels have set up homes…

The sea has created beautiful patterns on the sand.

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I captured a video of the waves pounding against the mighty rocks.

Finally, I reflected on whether my face really wanted a sand exfoliation on the return journey, and decided to walk back through the shelter of the dunes.

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I took one last glimpse of the roaring waves, before I turned for home.

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I felt revitalised by the rocks, rock pools, the brisk walk and the fresh sea air.


76 thoughts on “Rocks and Rock Pools

  1. Now that’s what I call an invigorating walk! Thank you for taking us along on your windy, discovery walk. Love the textures of the rocks and the sand and the subtle colors of the mussels and snails. You are a digital artist! Every time I read one of your posts I think about moving to Donegal. Is there room for me and my family of three?

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  2. Jumped over from the Senior Salon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Beautiful photos and just a bit of a memory lane trip that brought the smell of salt air right into my home office as I visited various blogs on my computer. I lived close to the beach when my parents resided just south of Florida’s Cape Canaveral during my fathers time working with the space program.

    The sounds from the video were unfamiliar, however, since Florida beaches are primarily flat, and only when Hurricanes are threatening do the winds bluster fiercely. Even the waves that can be surfed make a completely different sound.

    “sand exfoliation” – lol. LOVED that! Thanks for sharing.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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      1. He was one of the pioneers of America’s space program. His primary project was a missile called the Thor Able, famed for sending the first mouse in space. My father gave that mouse its name – Wiki – a bit of quick thinking when a reporter with that nickname asked the question during one of the Press Conferences.

        Florida, on the other hand, in addition to being way too hot for a heat-defensive child, was not particularly interesting for children at the time we were there. It has grown up considerably, but back then it was either swim, bowl, read or sleep – the last two of which I engage in appreciatively still today. 🙂
        xx,
        mgh

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  3. gosh, what a beautiful walk! I too love rock pools, you never know what you’ll spot in them. You certainly get a feel for the wind looking at those grasses and waves! Oh…a deserted beach is to die for. Lovely post.xxx

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  4. Brigid… “Sand exfoliation” … That was a “smile big & wide” moment for me, loved this post. It also reminded me of back home along the Bay of Fundy coast… I loved exploring the rocks too.

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  5. Like you I am fascinated by rocks too. What a lovely place to be able to go and walk. Isn’t it something those formations in the sand designed by the sea!! I could smell the salt air as I watched the sea crash into the rocks, thanks for sharing Brigid!! xo

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  6. Hello Brigid,
    It sounds like a very peaceful place to restore your energies. Thank you for the little video to help transport us to your piece of paradise.
    Have a lovely week,
    Di 🙋🌹🌹

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