Category Archives: Nature

Flooding in Cork ( 17th October 2012 )

These were taken from Lavitt’s Quay and Coal Quay area of Cork City at the time when high tides and heavy rainfall hit the city on the 17th of October, 2012. Video:

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The Allihies Copper Mine, West Cork

  Back in May I finally got the opportunity to see it for myself. Allihies Copper Mine was at some point in the mid 1800’s, the largest copper mining operation in Europe and once the copper production dwindled in the … Continue reading

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Heron, Cork City

There is certainly no shortage of birds of these type in Cork City. Tastes like chicken.

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Camping near Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

This was taken from the viewing platform on Aiguille du Midi . Aside from being inside a plane, this was highest point I’ve been above sea level and had prolonged period of altitude sickness. That being said, I wouldn’t mind … Continue reading

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We’re on a road to nowhere …

The 5 hour trip to Las Vegas from Utah can really test your sanity when you only see sand, rock and road for what seems to go on endlessly. Not seeing this very often back home in Ireland, I was … Continue reading

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River in Zion National Park, Utah

While on our way to Las Vegas we decided to give Zion National park a quick spin, in no ways would a quick drive through do this place justice. It’s absolutely stunning and worthwhile spending a full day of exploring. … Continue reading

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Mushrooms in February

Earlier today,  I walked out to the Lee Fields I stumbled across a rotting tree stump that had these capped mushrooms growing on it. I thought these usually grow in the Autumn?

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Fog in Lee Field at night

As part of my routine of self punishment, I stood approximately 2 hours on wet grass trying to take advantage of the full moon and a blanket of fog that was sweeping over Lee Fields. Ideally I would be taking … Continue reading

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Case of the curious cows

Beyond the Lee Field Park in Cork City there is a worn path that will take you alongside the Lee and eventually to a rusty gate and at least 3 or 4 kilometres closer to Ballincollig. Between you have electric … Continue reading

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Decided to take advantage of a newly purchased teleconverter by taking snap of Earth’s biggest satellite . It’s not incredibly detailed with 400x zoom but it’s fun to recognise some of the patterns that this image points out.

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