Traemore, a Windswept Beach on the Donegal Peninsula in Ireland

September 25.

from our drive on the Donegal Peninsula…

From Marble Hill we carried on to the windswept sandy Traemore Beach. At the entry to Traemore Beach in IrelandA distant storm heading over Traemore Beach in IrelandA panorama of Traemore Beach in IrelandWe made our way down a long sandy beach.Looking off into the distance at Traemore Beach in IrelandWalking along Pink stone Traemore Beach in IrelandThe beach had stones of an unusual rose pink colour; perhaps rhodonite? or maybe a microscopic pink coral? At any rate it is close to the colour of the heather and therefore would be an interesting choice for my ‘Irish’ jewelry. Pink stone at Traemore Beach in IrelandPink stones at Traemore Beach in IrelandThe blustery day was perfect for windsurfers who crowded one end of the beach.Windsurfer on Traemore Beach in IrelandWe scrambled up the nearby dunes. Climbing the sand dunes at Traemore Beach in IrelandAnd found abandoned and non-too-seaworthy boats on the other side.The rudder of an abandoned boat at Traemore Beach, IrelandShipwrecked boat on the windswept sandy Traemore Beach in Ireland Shipwrecked boat on the windswept sandy Traemore Beach in IrelandAn abandoned boat at Traemore Beach, IrelandFurther along we found windsurfers gearing up for that windy day.Windsurfers gearing up for the windswept Traemore Beach in IrelandAnnotated map of Donegal’s ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ route on a placemat.Donegal 'Wild Atlantic Way' route on a placemat

 

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