Sometimes you go out to catch a sunset. Sometimes you’re just out and about anyway!
Crosshaven, Co Cork
Storm Eleanor swept across the country last night. We didn’t do too badly down here in Cork and we woke up to a lovely sunny day!
Hope you all had a lovely break and Happy New Year.
During the summer we decided to go on a whale watching trip. We had been meaning to go for a while since going on a whale-less trip in California! We headed down to Baltimore very early in the morning. We booked a 9.30am tour with Whale Watch West Cork It was a lovely sunny day, so the drive was pretty.
Everything went perfectly. We arrived in plenty of time and found where to get the boat. We had a quick safety talk and got going. Pretty soon we were out at sea following families of dolphins playing in the water. A couple of us were very lucky to see a leatherback turtle for about 5 seconds. After the exciting start, people were starting to think that we wouldn’t see anything else when we spotted something and came upon a pod of minke whales. It was incredible! I was too busy watching to take any “good” shots. I didn’t want to miss everything by looking through the lens the whole time.
We had a quick lunch stop on Cape Clear island and then followed more dolphins back to Baltimore.
It was a fantastic day and I highly recommend the trip if you’re ever in the area and looking for something to do.
The winter weather is continuing, so I’m having a lot of chilly walks. I’m missing the sunnier days.
Drake’s Pool, Crosshaven.
The best thing about this time of year are the sparkly lights and sunsets at the same time. I love this reindeer at Mahon Point and couldn’t resist taking this shot yesterday.