The rain continued all through Thursday, so we were only able to take short outings onto some of our favourite beaches. Gurteen Bay was a new beach for us with the wonderfully sited small cemetery. tucked between a hillside dotted with cottages and the broad stretches of sand at Gurteen and Dog's Bays. I only took my 50mm macro lens as it has a good hood and is manual so when a couple of Hares appeared fairly close, I could only do a distant shot. Most of the images are panoramas of several vertical shots.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Definitely a 'soft' day (with drizzle interspersed with heavier rain) here in Galway yesterday (and today!). Roundstone harbour with its boats gave a perfect location for photographing in these conditions with the blues and reds showing through the mist.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
We visited Coral Strand, near Ballyconneely, which comprises detached red calcified seaweed, otherwise known as coralline algae. Some larger pieces were found in a variety of colours. The grandchildren went pony trekking on another beautiful beach with the rocks covered in Sea Thrift. In the afternoon, we went on a trip round Killary Fjord. The area was hit badly by the Potato Famine in the 1840s - the remains of the field strips can still be seen.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Yesterday afternoon I took a short stroll along aour road and then onto the little headland by the beach. A few images of our surroundings including Marsh orchid, Fuschias from the hedges and a variety of greens from woods and seashore.
We are staying just outside Roundstone so I took a walk into the village yesterday morning as the family had gone to Galway for the day. The weather was sunny when I left but storm clouds arrived giving wonderful lighting.