Beach

Shih Tzu playing ball on the beach

Shih Tzu playing ball on the beach Our pet Shih Tzu, Oscar with a tennis ball in his mouth on Garrettstown Beach a few weeks before Adam was born last April. He loves running after the ball, but the poor little doggy is a bit lame right now. We took him to the vet who […]

A child playing in the sand

A child playing in the sand This little girl was playing in the sand on the beach as we walked past. Plenty of toys about, but I don’t think she had built a sand castle yet. It’s lovely to see children playing in the sand. It’s an age of innocence and (sometimes) simple joy that […]

California Sunset

California Sunset On the way to the Automattic beach houses last night we drove along the famous road that featured in Basic Instinct. I opened the window on Toni’s car and took a few photos of the sunset. I hoped for it to happen, but I was very lucky that the sun was blocked out […]

Beach in the evening

Beach in the evening Inch Strand in Co. Kerry as the sun shines over the water and the tide comes in.

G-BKSP on Inch Strand

G-BKSP on Inch Strand Another shot from our few hours at Inch Strand in Co. Kerry last September. This is G-BKSP waiting on the beach to fly. Unlike the glider I posted earlier I saw this plane fly. Unfortunately conditions weren’t suitable for flying the gliders before we had to head home to Cork.

Lifebelt in the grass

Lifebelt in the grass A lifebelt lay in the grass at a beach on the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry last September. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, beautiful clouds contrasted with the deep blue of the sky and a light breeze blew off the sea. We were just going back to the […]

EI-128 ready to fly

EI-128 ready to fly Here’s another shot of EI-128. Following my last shot I moved to the other side of the glider to capture some of the beach and hills behind. This was originally shot at an angle to get as much vertical space in but I rotated the image and filled in the sand […]

EI-128 on Inch Strand

EI-128 on Inch Strand Last September a large group of glider enthusiasts spent a weekend at Inch Strand in Co. Kerry. They were from two clubs, one in Dublin and one from further north I think. I took down their details but that scrap of paper is long lost at this stage. Conditions weren’t the […]

Kilbrittain 6 miles

Kilbrittain 6 miles A sign points to Kilbrittain in Co. Cork near the beach at Garrettstown. Has it been 2 years already Ryan? My Flickr account expires in February 2008 so I have a bit more time on my hands. It’s been well worth it however!

Waves crash at Garretstown

Waves crash at Garretstown Waves crash onto the beach at Garretstown last April. Ryan has put his photos of the Irish Blog Awards online. Great shots!

Rusted, old and bent

Rusted, old and bent This is part of another pillar near the one pictured yesterday but in much worse condition. I love the textures and the way that rust practically flows down. It’s a shame I didn’t get everything in focus though. I figured out why my posts started showing “This photo is currently unavailable”. […]

The soaking wet happy springer spaniel

The soaking wet happy springer spaniel This is another photo of Ruby, a springer spaniel that lives in Myrtleville. This time she followed us over to Fennell’s Bay where she dashed off into the shallows after stones. She was deliriously happy! Unfortunately the same could not be said for a group of teenagers higher up […]

The Black Surfer

The Black Surfer A surfer rides the waves at Garretstown in early January this year. I’m not sure how many were out there but we talked to one wet and cold looking one when he came out of the water and he told us they had been there for a few hours. The heavens opened […]

Waves crash on the tyre

Waves crash on the tyre A tyre causes waves to crash up and splash over it on the beach at Garretstown in Co. Cork almost a year ago. This picture languished in my archives until last weekend when I frantically looked about for “Sea” releated material for theme night at the camera club! If you’re […]

Boats at the quay

Boats at the quay Small boats or dingies tied up at the pier in Ballycotton, Co. Cork. I was looking straight down when I shot this and had to crop out a tiny bit off the bottom where the pier was. The tide was way out, I expect the owners of these small boats weren’t […]