At the Loophead Lighthouse we saw some photos of the nearby rock formations and just had to go exploring the area.
The walk from the Loophead Lighthouse to the nearby cliffs was wild and windy.At first glance the rocks were striated with sea caves punched out every so often.
Many, many horizontal layers of rock.
Closer to the ocean the rocks form a smooth(ish) floor upon which to walk.The floor led to more striated rock formations. But then the striations turned sideways. They twisted and turned. They plunged into the ocean. They bubbled up out of a sea of smooth stones.A closer look at some of the rock textures on the beach.A heavily textured painting that I think captures this area completely, from a local artist in a studio in Skibbereen.