22 June 2010

Inis Mór sunrise, sunset

Arriving at Dún Aonghasa at 9am on Friday morning I had the place to myself, as the first ferries from the mainland don't get in until 11:30 or so, and was greeted by a near impenetrable wall of sea fog that reduced visibility to under 10 meters at times. I came back that night around 9pm, again after the last ferry had returned most tourists to the mainland at 6pm, and I stayed in the hillfort until well after sunset, alone in silence save for the crash of the waves below me.

The view South from Dun Aonghasa at 9am

The view South from Dun Aonghasa at 9pm

Sun setting behind Dún Aonghasa (Dún Aengus)

Sunset, looking South across Inis Mór

Early morning, Port Mhuirbigh (Portmurvy)

Dún Dúchathair (The Black Fort)

Looking North along the Atlantic coast

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More photos of Inis Mór
More photos of Dún Aonghasa

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At 12:19 pm, Blogger 2BiT said...

OOh, nice pix...that sounds like a great holiday! I have also joined the calves of steel club...currently doing 8miles round trip daily in and out of work. lovely :)

At 11:17 am, Blogger Snag Breac said...

That looks totally gorgeous. What lovely photos. Makes me want to go back there.
Glad to hear you are getting out on the bike too!


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