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.
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..
As the weather forecast was good when we got here, we had an early supper, and headed to the Giants Causeway – just in time for a massive rainstorm. We sat it out for half an hour and it cleared just as quickly, leaving this fantastic sky.
OK, so this is the quay at Roundstone in Connemara, but the mountains behind are known as the ‘Twelve Bens’ and are the highest mountains on the west coast of Ireland.
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.
These are the Cliffs of Moher, and pretty impressive too…. It’s a great sight, but incredibly busy, with thousands visiting every day. The central area has marked paths, and the cliff edges are fenced off, but further round, it is much more open, and we saw people perilously close to the edge!
Sadly, we won’t be waking up to this view of Porthleven tomorrow – yesterday was our last full day, and we headed home today. We’ve had a glorious few days in Cornwall (almost a fortnight in fact) – we’ve seen wonderful scenery, walked on some beautiful sandy beaches, and eaten some excellent food. What’s not to like! We will be back…
Last morning of our short break in Dorset, and the weather didn’t disappoint. A quick walk down to the harbour before we left and a last chance to look at the boats. I figure we will be back before long…