Sunday was too nice a day not to take advantage of it. There was a breeze, (by Soft Southern standards, it would be windy). At the top of the day, temperatures were about 20.5 degrees Celsius, dropping later to about 16 degrees. Most of the time there was bright sunshine, under which the countryside and the sea glowed and glinted.

At the lodge where we stopped for refreshment, we saw haymaking, (while the sun shone).


the view through the trees was very tranquil.


It’s surprising what you see at your feet…. this was a well and truly dessicated form. I wonder why it was there on the walkway.


The rock glowed with the sun on it, yet as quickly as the radiance appeared, it disappeared before the camera lens could capture the moment.

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I knelt to get this picture… result wet trousers. But then it is bog cotton and what would you expect if you kneel in a bog.


More bog cotton. I didn’t kneel for the photo this time!


A pod. Can anyone say what kind?


By this time, on our return walk, it was much to cool to stop and sit on a beach, even though it was ever so tempting.




  1. It looks like my kind of country. It reminds me a little of the coast around Ballyconneely and Roundstone. The frog reminds me, three months ago I walked along my usual reservoir side walk and the road was awash with flat toads. All they were trying to do was get to the reservoir to spawn, no doubt hundreds did given the dozens of flat ones.

  2. Hi Mick,

    I haven’t visited the places you mention. I tend to avoid visiting areas too much like the environment I live in. I tend to look for something different.

    The march of the toads you mention is so much like a metaphor of mortality; then again it’s also Darwinism, the theory of the survival of the fittest, (and maybe the fastest, those that can avoid wheels and feet).

  3. Hi Jake,

    Many thanks for your comment. Earlier in the walk, I had seen, from a distance, about 4 people swimming in the bay where that beach is. They were wearing wet/dry-suits, as the water has not really warmed up enough yet to be without them.

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