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....and in no time I began to forget.....































There were 5 kinds of weather in that sky and the mist hanging over the mountains made the beach disappear in an endless haze. Sun filtered through from time to time and the surfing classes, picnics and family gatherings continued, in spite of sprinkles of rain, thickening fog or sand blowing.....

We could no longer resist a dip in the Atlantic. Balmy salt water and soft waves. An eery light that made the whole of Inch Beach look like an alien planet.

I let the sea water and the dramatic ocean bay of weather sweep over me. The silky sea, the cool sparkly dazzle, the dark mountains and those busy beings like so many ants, undertaking a thousand happy tasks.........and in no time, I began to forget.......






31 comments:

  1. Phenomenal place. Extraordinary pictures.

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    1. Esther thank you so much. These bigger landscapes are a bit out of my comfort zone, so I appreciate your kind comment:~)

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  2. Mimo iż pogoda się zmieniała, to Atlantyk pozostał piękny. Pozdrawiam.
    Even though the weather changing, it remains a beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Yours.

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    1. Big wave Giga, and thank you for your comment. Yes the Atlantic Ocean never fails to impress on any day!

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  3. I was lucky enough to see Inch Beach when we visited Ireland a few years ago. It's a stunning spot. I was amazed at the number of cars parked along the beach and the number of surfers out on the waves. We were there on a beautiful sunny day and the sea seemed to stretch on forever.

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    1. It is an amazing place isn't it. You are so right a funny mixture of hustle and bustle and total zen calm!! Thank you so much for your comment Bernie:~)

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  4. These images are beautiful - I was captivated by the first one. I have never been to Ireland but now feel I need to.

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  5. gosh you writing gets better its almost ethereal
    love the pictures and how you have captures the soul of Inch and the mystical County Kerry.

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    1. Thanks a million, feeling a bit refreshed after the Kerry wind rumaged around in my brain and pulled out lots of inspiration:~))

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  6. Magnificient, your photos and words. A pleasure to see and read : )

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    1. Thank you so much Martin, I take that as a big compliment coming from a gifted wordsmith:~)

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  7. These are really atmospheric photos - Ireland is such a beautiful country especially Co Kerry.

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    1. They call it the KIngdom, and it really is special, thank you:~)

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  8. Those are such stunning photographs of the sea. I love the first one especially, it must have been wonderful to be there to witness it.
    Sarah x

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    1. Ah thanks Sarah, it was indeed a lovely day there:~)

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  9. Wow!!! Your misty cloudy pictures are really really nice. I could get lost in that dreamy blue:)

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    1. Thank you so much, I got lost myself for sure:~)

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  10. If I didn't know I was looking at Ireland I would not know since we do not see your lovely beaches often as tourists...I must be sure to remedy that on my next visit. I love the changes on the beach shown in those amazing photos...I do so love the beach and the feel of the ocean...it does make one forget...oh to live near the ocean!

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  11. Thanks Donna, it really washes over us and takes the cares away....sighs.....

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  12. That really is the most wonderful place. And you've nailed it in those photographs :)

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    1. Ah thanks Annie, means a lot coming from you of the gorgeous blog:~)

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  13. Wonderful place .... and the clouds just amazingly formed ....

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    1. Simon it really is a beautiful place, thanks, and for all your support too:~)

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  14. We were obviously both pining for the beach this week! Did you see my post on 'Beachscaping'? We immediately packed up the car for two days and headed to the Oregon coast. As you said - and in no time we forgot..... Great photos

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  15. Karen, I loved that post about bringing some seaside into the garden. Glad you made it to the real beach, I agree there is nothing like it:~)

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  16. Great to see you breaking out and shooting people (photographically)...the mist effect is great and gives an intriguing added ambience.

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    1. Shooting people indeed, that could happen! Thanks for all the help too:~)

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  17. I've never seen weather a changeable as that on the west coast! A day in Kerry can bring you everything from glorious sun to wild winds and rain. The part that I love is being able to watch it all roll in over the Atlantic ocean, you can see the incoming rain or the break in the showers. Don't really get that much up here in Dublin! I spent many happy hours on Inch beach as a child, your photos bring back all those lovely times to me :). Hope you had a great trip, I look forward to getting down there again someday x

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    1. Thanks Eadaoin, it really is a special place and hard enough to grasp in it's vast busyness.....I agree just watching the rolling weather is a full time job, and always having the rain gear at the ready. X

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  18. That light is the most beautiful of all. Love how it ebbs and flows and changes. The sky is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Marcie! Ebbing and flowing is a great way to put it, that west of Ireland light is in constant flux, I appreciate your thoughts and kind comments:~)

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