The Wild Atlantic Way – Rocks and Rock Pools
“Walking is a man’s best medicine.”
I longed for walk along Carrickfin Beach, and despite it being a rather windy day, I had the wind behind me as I set out on the outward journey…
The wind challenged the seabirds,
The beach lay deserted…
I was propelled to the far end, and much needed rocky shelter.
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…
Thousands of snails and mussels have set up homes…
The sea has created beautiful patterns on the sand.
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.
I took one last glimpse of the roaring waves, before I turned for home.
I felt revitalised by the rocks, rock pools, the brisk walk and the fresh sea air.
Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.
She lives in Donegal, Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty.
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