My friends, Mimi and Pippa, in their favourite place. My favourite place too.
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A lucky find
I was out for a stroll with the dogs last night when I happened upon the Clogherhead RNLI crew coming back from what looked to be a training exercise. It was fascinating to watch the elaborate, time-consuming and precisely timed process of getting the boat out of the water. It was a real treat, and…
Trespassing in twilight
Lately I’ve been stealing time before work to take the dogs up to the fields for a run around. Them, not me. It’s about all I can manage, being awake and walking. Running would be asking too much. The grass is long enough to lose a dog and takes a bit of effort to lift…
Took the dogs up for a walk in Balrath Woods a week or so ago. It was about 5pm on a Sunday afternoon and normally there’d be a good few people wandering around there. Not this time. Just Mimi, Pippa and Rosa. And me. And the trees.
The white, white grass of home
I love living in Meath, with the countryside all around me. Yes. There are considerable advantages to living close to work, but none that outweigh the opportunity to walk five minutes from home and be completely alone with miles of empty fields to wander. I think the dogs would agree. Here’s a few shots from…
Lovely beach evenings
You can’t beat a sunset walk on the beach. Generally, you get the whole place to yourself. You’re getting exercise and fresh air, there’s a soothing soundtrack of gently lapping waves, the dogs are having the craic – and of course, there’s a pretty spectacular 360 degree view. Don’t think I’ll ever tire of it….
It’s amazing what a difference a bit of weather makes
Going outside for 20 minutes never seems that appealing during the winter, which normally lasts about 8 months in Ireland, but this week it’s been delightful. And it is a huge help, having the beach two minutes walk away. The sea, sand and sun are brilliant of course, but it’s also very refreshing seeing so many…
Fresh air. Space, country smells, rough ground. That’s all it takes to make the dogs happy, and it’ll do nicely for me too. Luckily, this is just a few minutes walk from home and admission is free.
It’s a dog’s life
A few shots of Mimi and Pippa on the beach, saturday evening, September 27th 2014.
For a change from the usual lovely beach-y-ness, we drove up through Newry yesterday and into the Mourne mountains. With the help of directions from a Newry resident friend, we went along the northern side of Carlingford lough, through the lovely villages of Warrenpoint and Rostrevor before heading off on a wee country lane for…
In the long Grass
We got in a quick walk last night, just as it was getting dark. The dogs had a great time, running around, chasing each other, smelling smells and splashing in puddles.
Deepest darkest Meath
I’ve taken these shots over the last few days, walking the dogs around Ratoath in the mornings before heading off to work. I’ve tweaked, sharpened, pushed and desaturated them so that they’re more a reflection of the autumn/winter mood than photos of Ratoath. One day, when I grow up, I might have an iPhone 4S…
The misty vale
The mist descends on Meath around about now and doesn’t lift till spring. This morning it was starting to clear as I was leaving for work and I rode out of it on the M2 to find the sun and blue sky waiting over Dublin. The perpetual damp is an ideal home to all kinds…