Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Ireland - Donegal (photo heavy post)

I really liked Donegal. We didn't spend all that much time there - only driving (on a bit of a tiki tour) through but it left quite an impression on me.
We started off in the town of Donegal where we had spent the previous night and headed off in the direction of the Slieve League cliffs. We drove through quite a few cute fishing villages on the way.
Slieve League was amazing. They are the tallest sea-facing cliffs in Europe. Apparently there are some falcons that nest there which we were hoping to see, but alas, we didn't see any.
From there we worked our way to Ardara (my bro-in-law's GF's family is from there) and then we went via Glenveagh National Park on the way to Northern Ireland.
NB - all these photos were taken by AJ. I would link to his website but he's changed something and I can't link to individual photos.

Donegal town

On the way to Slieve League

Slieve League

The countryside is Donegal

A pile of peat

We got stuck behind heaps of these tractor/trailers


More Donegal countryside

Glenveagh National Park

More countryside

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Wild weather

So, the whole North Island has pretty much been ravaged by the remains of Cyclone Debbie. We don't usually get it all that bad, but actually developed a pond in our backyard...