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

A Spring Walk

The week before last, I shed the cobwebs of winter, as I walked along ancient tracks well traveled in my childhood. This stream connects two adjacent lakes. My mother’s childhood home sits at the top of Mullaghderg Lake seen in the background of this photograph: I walked these tracks on many occasions with my late … More A Spring Walk

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

Tory Island Walks

Walking through West Town An Baile Thiar, I felt incredibly happy to note that Tory remains unspoiled. I really love the traditional style of the buildings and their colourful paintwork. Continuing past the club house, which is legendary for its musical entertainment, I headed for the western tip of the island. My intention was to … More Tory Island Walks

Frogs have Spawned

Clumps of frog spawn in local pools Spring is well underway here in Donegal, and frogs have been busy producing frog spawn for around 2 weeks now.  I always feel such JOY when I see their clumps of eggs in water pools along my regular walking route. They remind me of my childhood, when I used to collect … More Frogs have Spawned

Looking for Lambs

Yesterday afternoon, I set out on my usual walking route, hoping to capture some photographs of new born lambs.  Sadly, none were to be seen… I passed several grazing sheep and stopped for a few minutes to say “Hello”. I attracted a few curious looks… Followed by a tentative step towards my camera amidst a few … More Looking for Lambs

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Approaching my late mother’s childhood home If you who have been following this blog of late, you will already know that Donegal was recently voted “The Coolest Place on the Planet” by National Geographic Traveller (UK).   Walks has thus been added to my “Cloud Category” widget, and I shall be posting more photographs of Donegal’s rugged, natural beauty, … More A Walk Down Memory Lane