Category Archive: Coast

Stitch ‘n’ Beach (2)

Strand of wool Now that I’m on Sherkin Island for two weeks, I am doing one of my favourite things. I’ve had this red wool for too long now so I have started… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

Taken on the threshold of twilight on Cow Strand, Sherkin Island, Cork. As colour, light and people drain from the scene, all that remains of a happy day on the beach is the… Continue reading


On Sunday morning we left Cork city in a ‘deluge’ to make a day-trip to Sherkin Island for a ‘Bring & Buy’ fundraising sale in Nuala Mahon’s garden. The combination of heavy over-night downpours and high tides had… Continue reading

Weekly photo challenge: Masterpiece

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.” ― John Ruskin

Travel theme: Tilted

She came, she saw, she claimed, she snapped and then hauled it all the way home… only to realise that the photo she had taken was on the skew. Hurray for Ailsa and this week’s ‘Tilted’ travel theme! For… Continue reading

Sea fog

After endless days of blue skies and sunshine we woke yesterday morning to a murky world! A heavy sea fog had descended yet it was still very warm and muggy. An islander assured… Continue reading

Monday blues…

…and pinks. I’m back on the mainland and back to reality! Arrived yesterday evening via the Mystic Waters ferry into the bustling and very colourful fishing village of Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland, where the… Continue reading

Lingering longer

I am spending a few days on my own here on Sherkin Island – a rare treat for me. I hope you don’t mind the recent flurry of posts but by Monday I… Continue reading