I wake up and Lucy tells me that she will take me to yet another place that will blow my mind. Quite frankly, I’m finding it hard to envision how she could possibly ‘up the ante’ from all the glorious places I had already explored around Glencolmcille. I have been in absolute awe of scenes that have taken my breath away – surely there can’t be more….yet … Continue reading Port Ghost Village, Donegal – Desserted – Dessolate – Unknown
Ahhh you never know who you are going to meet at any given time when you are on the road – nor do you know where it will take you or what you may experience. Sunday afternoon pub in Ti Linn listening to amazing musicians – I met an English couple who were sailing around Ireland on a catamaran. Mesmerised by their journey and stories they invited … Continue reading Magic happens when you say ‘Yes’ – Fun – Possibilities – Living Life
You need a car for this spectacular day trip. A 20 minute drive from the small town of Ardara, in the gorgeous parish of south west Donegal lies one of the most breathtaking beaches I have had the privilege to witness. Now these not idle words – I come from a country which displays over 11,000 incredible beaches along our vast coastline. I certainly did not expect a beach to … Continue reading Maghera, Donegal – Spectacular – Unexpected – Tears
After exploring Slieve League’s river and cliffs, I hopped on the bus back to Donegal to explore more of the north of Ireland. Standing on the wrong side of the road the driver said the bus loops to Glencolmcille then onto Donegal. So I will take a 30mins joy ride to look at the scenery. Entering the valley my jaw dropped at the beauty of this small … Continue reading Glencolmcille, Donegal – Secret – Untouched – Raw
Now there is no right or wrong photos when you travel. Yet it has always intrigued me what images people like to capture on their travels with their cameras. I’ve noticed two basic types of images that people shoot to remind them of their travels. 1. Look Where I’ve Been! Standing in front of a landmark or icon of the place. Smiling or pointing or skylarking … Continue reading Travel Photography – Look where I’ve been OR Look what I’ve seen.. What do you shoot?
Simply titled “Famine’ these seven statues ‘walk’ along Dublin ‘s quay to ships to take them away from death. Millions of Irish perished or suffered in the Great Potato Famine – starved over years. They stand tall – desperate faces – gaunt bodies – the suffering – each statue with a story to tell if you take the time to look closely. I noticed a young man … Continue reading Famine – Ireland – Sometimes it is the story behind the story that chokes you up!
Arriving in Whitby in Yorkshire England at dusk presented the most beautiful colours to start snapping images of this historical seaside town. You have to love strolling through the streets at this hour when tourists are usually indoors or eating out. I’d rather go walkabout when the light is brilliant than sitting in a restaurant eating – I can do that anytime – but the … Continue reading Whitby – England – Storybook – Moody – Historic
The less travelled coast of county Donegal is spectacular in its wild ways. I jumped a bus in Donegal bound for Carrick, the gateway to explore Slieve League and her spectacular cliffs. Entering Carrick. you cross the bridge to the River Glen – a wild raging river that can rise by 1.5mtrs overnight and drop again just a quickly. Water rushes over rocks and boulders along its path … Continue reading River Glen – Ireland – Wild – Lush – Fishing
Most tourists visit and stay in the South of the city – there is another side most brochures do not show you – the North. I do love some of the touristy stuff in cities, yet I can’t wait to the ‘real’ side – the working side without the glitz and glamour. this is the real stuff that fascinates me. I also love twilight when … Continue reading Dublin – a different side to the city.
Having your second book published is just as exciting as your first book! There are some differences though. You aren’t walking around blindly – fumbling your way into the publishing world. This time you know more about the process, procedures and editing. Of course there are still the months of late nights/early mornings writing, editing – setting up your social media sites etc., yet there is … Continue reading Phew!!! My 2nd BOOK RELEASE – Out NOW on Amazon – Balboa Press – Barnes & Noble