As some of you know my OH and I recently spent a couple of days in Sligo. We are both very fond of the west coast of Ireland, and hadn’t been for some time, so we spent a very pleasant couple of days based just outside Sligo, at Rosses Point. The weather was extremely mixed but the “Wild Atlantic Way” has a wild and rugged beauty that I thought some of you might like to see.
We started off in Sligo one morning and spent a few hours travelling along the North coast of County Sligo and then dropped down into Ballina (Co Mayo).
The photos need little explanation, other than it is not called the Wild Atlantic Way for nothing.
There are no straight trees, and very few full sized ones.
Strandhill looking South
Same spot looking North West
Along the North Coast towards Easky
Roslea (O’Dowd Castle 1207)
Eerie dead trees at Rosbeg
New foot Bridge Ballina (well new to me!)
My Brother and Sister in Law were with us and we had a couple of great nights of craic, good food, plus the odd drink.
However the real reason for going away is the news bit…………………………………………………
We had a great day before we left for Sligo.
The OH and yours truly, don’t we scrub up well.
All four of us
8th November 2016. Only took us 20+ years, but we got there eventually.