This was not some figment of imagination, these were the conditions I encountered during one early morning paddle off the south east coast of Ireland.
|Northern coastline, Courtmacsherry Bay|
|Unknown Cove Courtmacsherry Bay|
The section I paddled the most stretched from Kinsale to Courtmacsherry, which includes the
|Rock Gardens, Courtmacsherry Bay|
Having paddled more days than not I inevitably took hundreds of photo's and went to enough places to keep me writing for a very long time indeed. Thankfully it's not my intention to write a day by day account, I've just selected some photo's and words that I think portray the beauty of the area and its affect on me.
The secrets of the Old Head are slowly revealed as you make your way around, it's all about a dramatic coastline with sea caves, sheer cliffs and an abundance of wildlife. I saw my first Otter happily swim by without a care in the world, until of course I tried to take a photo, seals played tag with me popping up in front and behind my kayak but ultimately wouldn't get too close. The eastern cliffs teamed with sea birds that made sounds more reminiscent of a national geographic documentary in some far flung corner of the world. I was centre stage in the greatest theatre in the world.
|Western cliffs, Old Head|
|Evidence of the geological activity that helped shape this coastline.|
|The Old Head Lighthouse|
|A grinning face hidden in the rocks ?|