zaterdag 25 februari 2012

The Greenway

The Greenway is a scenic route that takes you almost all the way from Westport to Achill Island. You can walk or cycle, and there are plenty of places to rest such as this one which combines art with a first-rate photo opportunity!

Photo: José

zaterdag 18 februari 2012

Humpback whale off Achill Island

On Sat 11th Feb Michael Patten and friends went surfing off Keel beach, Achill Island, Co. Mayo. Out beyond the surf towards the Bill Rock, they observed a large whale surface on at least 4 occasions, that was in the 30-60ft length bracket; clearly too large for a minke whale. Its surface behaviour suggests a species that was creating a lot of disturbance and then several of the surfers saw it clearly lift its tail fluke vertically out of the water, before diving. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, after discussing the encounter with Mark during validation are confident that this is a humpback whale.

Photo and text: the Mayo News

zaterdag 11 februari 2012

Gale Force Ten

Stormy waves of grass cover this ancient graveyard at the Mullet.

Photo: Willem van Goor

The Road to the Bay

Behind the house there's the road to the bay. If you look carefully the sea, you may find oysters.

Photo: Riny

zaterdag 4 februari 2012

Looking Forward to the Spring

This is the moment we're looking for: when the frost recede and the first shoots come out of the ground.

Photo: Riny