The Wild Atlantic Way – Mullaghderg Beach
“Walking is a man’s best medicine.”
Watching the Daisies Virtual Walking Festival
I feel blessed to live in Donegal, an area of outstanding natural beauty on The Wild Atlantic Way. http://www.wildatlanticway.com
“Watching the Daisies Virtual Walking Festival” will run 10 to 20 April, to inspire others to put on their walking boots, and enjoy the mighty outdoors.
I make my way to the beach as often as possible; it helps to calm my busy blogger’s brain. Mullaghderg is a stunning beach not far from home, but it has strong currents making it unsafe for swimming.
If you take a little walk past ancient rocks, with a view of the island of Arranmore in the distance:
You will enter a little cove that is very safe for swimming. I learned to swim here as a child, and it holds many fond memories of swimming with my sisters and my cousins, jumping off the rocks, eating sandwiches with bits of sand in their midst, flasks of tea, laughter and LOTS of love…
Last week, I wandered across the pebbles, listening to the ghosts of the past, before I climbed high again to reach the rocks on the far side.
I stood alone with my memories, before finding the perfect spot to empty my mind and restore my body.
As the afternoon’s faded, I filmed the breathtaking view. The island of Arranmore is seen near the beginning and the island of Gola (to the north) at the end.
Cnoc Fola lies just around the far corner.
I returned home feeling refreshed and relaxed.
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.