It’s my last night in County Mayo before we head back home tomorrow morning so I thought it would be nice to watch the sunset. I did go down to get a sunset photo earlier in the week but it was a little too late for it, tonight I was a little early so I went swimming in Lough Mask. After much of this trip being based around it I thought it only fitting to swim in it. It wasn”t as cold as you would think for an Irish Lough and was very enjoyable. I took a photo of the sun all the same and it came out better than I had anticipated, in fact this photo is one of the first in a long time that I have not colour corrected in Photoshop.
Travelling to the opposite side of Lough Mask this afternoon I had my first fishing lesson. We were trying to catch trout but due to the fact we didn’t have access to a boat it was very difficult. Plus the fact I broke the rod, nearly lost the net amongst other disasters I think fishing defiantly isn’t the sport for me, I”ll stick to my photography. Once again fantastic scenery on from the shores of the Lough.
This morning I woke up to a beautiful sunny day in County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland. Yesterday we travelled over 500 miles for over 13 hours but we finally made it late last night. I took a little walk down to the local lake (or lough as they say here in Ireland). The photograph below shows the view that greeted me, I am very lucky to be staying within 10 minutes walk from the shore of this massive and wonderful lake for the next 7 days and I’m sure I will have more interesting photographs like this one to share with you.
We left early from Edinburgh to avoid traffic and so we had time to stop at Hadrian’s Wall which “borders” Scotland and England and runs for 74 miles from Newscastle upon Tyne in the east to Carlisle in the west. It was originally built in 122AD to keep the English people out of Scotland and was 18 feet tall in its time. I didn’t walk down it for more than five minutes but I would one day love to walk the whole length of it (blogging all the way of course).