Carrickfin Beach – Calm after Storm Callum

Carrickfin Beach with Arranmore Island in the distance Carrickfin Beach beckoned me on Sunday, as calm, sunny weather made a very welcome reappearance after Storm Callum. The beach is rarely busy, despite its obvious beauty: The sky remained reflected on the tide, as I neared the North end of the beach: I traveled past rocks … More Carrickfin Beach – Calm after Storm Callum

New Year Blessings

It was a very mild but very wet Christmas!  I missed walking, so I was delighted when Carrickfin Beach beckoned me on a beautiful sunny but frosty day. The beach was almost deserted, as I admired the frost on the sand dunes and seaweed – a rare delight. I reflected on the past year and … More New Year Blessings

Donegal – The Coolest Place on the Planet

This week’s Bikes in Bloom post attracted a lot of lovely feedback, and many of you commented on the natural beauty of my village, located in Donegal, Ireland. Your have inspired me to share this post once again, which includes a collection of photographs, showcasing my homeland. A secret location on one of my favourite walks My first … More Donegal – The Coolest Place on the Planet

On the Beach

Cloudy skies  I purchased a little, open fronted beach tent two summers ago; it has been such a blessing – I can now spend quality time by the seaside in inclement weather. The beach called me last Wednesday, so I packed my tent and a picnic, before heading out to a quiet cove. A few clouds graced the Donegal skies:   Inside … More On the Beach

Rocks and Rock Pools

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… 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 … More Rocks and Rock Pools

Donegal- The Coolest Place on the Planet#2

Cows grazing near Dooey Beach Last week, I showcased some of my best photographs of County Donegal, which was recently voted “The coolest place on the planet” by National Geographic Traveller(UK). I feel incredibly blessed to live here. As promised, I am sharing more posts on Donegal. Mullaghderg Beach Walking the Wild Atlantic Way included photographs of both … More Donegal- The Coolest Place on the Planet#2

Errigal Mountain

  Errigal Mountain – the highest peak in Donegal at 2457 feet I lost my photographic mojo for a couple of months, due to the loss of thousands of photographs from the hard drive of my old computer.  Sadly, they cannot be retrieved despite professional intervention… I would urge you to keep backups of everything, as once lost, … More Errigal Mountain

The Homes of Donegal

“The Homes of Donegal” have been bathed in glorious sunshine this week.  Feeling inspired, I took my camera out and made my first movie. This is Carrickfin beach, a couple of miles from my home.  It was almost deserted!

The Rosses

                    The Atlantic Ocean skirts around the village where I live. I live in the Rosses area of County Donegal in North West Ireland.  It is an area of outstanding natural beauty – of long sandy beaches, lakes that attract the fishing fraternity, peat bogs filled with wild … More The Rosses


The little cove where I spent the afternoon. This post is dedicated to Bernadette at Haddon Musings and her Senior Salon. The sun shone again today ( a rare occasion this past year!) so I just had to take time out to spend a few hours relaxing on the nearest beach at Carrickfin. I wrote this poem last year for all … More Carrickfin