Day 178 – For Peat’s Sake…

Peat, formed by the long term decay of vegetation in boggy wetlands, has been a fuel in Ireland for thousands of years. Although increasingly frowned on as ecologically unsound, it is still harvested by traditional methods, cutting it by hand, and leaving in small piles to dry out.

Peat drying, Connemara – SonyA7iii

Day 175 – Anchor Beach…

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.

Anchor Beach – SonyA7iii & 24-105mm