Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme

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From Co Cork, Ireland.

I’ve been waiting for a challenge like this!  I call this slidehow Five Ways of Looking at a Lighthouse.

We walked the Bullig Bay Loop on the Beara Peninsula, just across the water from Ardnakinna Lighthouse on Bere Island.  We passed through several different terrains, and in each one we got a different view of the lighthouse.

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I think mine might be the view from the marshy inlet.  We had to pause at that spot for a bit because one of our group got separated and the guide had to backtrack to find her.  It all turned out well, though, and we had a lovely walk.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme


Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

From Beara Peninsula.

The weather in Ireland is gloriously temperamental.  You might feel a bit bad for these boaters with that dark cloud rolling in, but chances are it was gone again just as soon.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction


From Co Cork, Ireland.

We had a lovely scenic walk near Dunboy on the coast of the Beara Peninsula.  The view at the end was particularly satisfying.  This is actually someone’s house or something, seen in the right of the picture, because apparently the public trail goes through their land.  Such a thing would be crazy in the US.  But can you image getting this view every day?  What lucky people!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction


Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic


From Beara Peninsula.

The entire country of Ireland is magical, and I could have picked just about any picture from my trip there last year.  But this stone circle, that we encountered in someone’s cow pasture, seemed to have that unearthly quality.

I used a slightly different picture of this circle for a previous photo challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic


Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny


From Beara Peninsula.

This tiny calf will soon grow to be as large as the other adults in the field.  We were there in July, so I’m guessing he was less than a year old.

We saw nearly as many cows as sheep while in Ireland; the Irish are very proud of their dairy industry, and with good reason.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny