This is one of my favourite places – Penmon Point on Anglesey. Approached down a long and narrow toll road just outside Beaumaris, it has a stony beach, a couple of fisherman’s cottages, a quaint little cafe, and of course this lighthouse. At low tide you can get right to the base of the lighthouse, but at other times the waves make for great long exposure photos.
This spot, Meols, on the Wirral Peninsula, is the closest sea to us. It’s about 75 miles away, or an hour and a quarter by car. I’d seen photos of the boats stranded there at low tide, but hadn’t realized that what looks like a sandy beach is actually rather nasty black sludge, definitely not for walking on! So the only photo I could take was from the concrete slipway, but at least the sunset was good…
It was time today to say farewell (slán) to Ireland, and drive home. This was our last proper look at the Causeway Coast as we headed off early to catch the ferry across the Irish Sea. We’ve had a brilliant couple of weeks in Ireland, and will be back for sure! Next adventure will be Ibiza in about 3 weeks – that’s going to be a different experience..
After a brilliant week here, exploring the Wild Atlantic Way, we will indeed be sad to move on. We have seen some beautiful scenery and fabulous beaches… So onwards tomorrow, and northwards towards the Giants Causeway and the whiskey that is Bushmills!
Near Cleggan, in Connemara, Ireland, this beautiful beach takes its name from an ancient anchor buried in the sand… It is believed to be from the 1000 ton 3 mast barque ‘Verity’, from Nova Scotia, that was wrecked in a storm in 1890.
Just love this row of colourful beach huts at Swanpool Beach, near Falmouth. Each is named after a type of fish. When we walked back a while later, several of them were open, spoiling the symmetry of the shot.
Kynance Cove, like many in Cornwall, has beautiful sandy beaches exposed at low tide. As the tide comes in though, parts of the beach are cut off, and people getting stranded and needing rescuing is a common occurrence.