Category Archive: Coast

Weekly photo challenge: close up

The Wild Plants of Sherkin, Cape Clear and adjacent islands of West Cork, published in 1996 by Sherkin Island Marine Station, recorded a total of 592 flowering plants, conifers, ferns and stoneworts.  Most… Continue reading

Travel theme: land meets water

A ribbon of blue winds its silky path through sand –   salt waves diluted. With thanks to Alisa for this week’s Travel Theme.

Billy?

Sherkin Island has some new residents who grace the land above Silver Strand – a lovely addition to the wild Atlantic coastline.

Island of the arts

The weekend has come and gone so it’s time to report back on the Creative Diversity Exhibition on Sherkin Island. The sunshine was a real bonus and the ferry was full to capacity as it made its way… Continue reading

The Meadow

Our Sherkin Island garden has once again turned into a wild flower meadow. Much to our delight, we discovered two wild orchids – a gift from nature. Isn’t it lovely when a plant appears from… Continue reading

Ripples

I have been making waves on Sherkin Island this weekend – thanks to the lovely Lucy at Attic24 and her pattern for a Cottage Ripple Blanket.  This crochet project has sustained me through the winter months, and… Continue reading

Weekly photo challenge: Wall

  There are times of the year when our cottage walls take on a whole new life of their own. The image above was taken in June last year but in honour of… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

  For more shadows see the Daily Post.

Wordless Wednesday

Death of the islands?

The Irish Government has made a decision to terminate essential funding to five Community Development Offices, which will have a devastating effect on nine non-Gaeltacht (non-Irish speaking) islands. The withdrawal of this funding will… Continue reading