Category Archives: Scenery

The woods at Mount Desert near Cork City

One evening, I took notice of a wooded area on the other side of Lee Fields and was curious about visiting it. Here’s the highlighted map of the woods from Google Maps. It was only years later that I decided to … Continue reading

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Sherkin Island, West Cork

Sherkin is a small island situated near Baltimore, West Cork. Two pubs on the island just about enough for a population of 108 ( according to the 2006 census ). Subject to weather conditions, the island ferry runs at least 8 times a week … Continue reading

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Mount Gabriel – Mizen Peninsula, Co. Cork

Mount Gabriel not only provides a pretty great view of the peninsular but also features some mine shafts as well. We managed to find at least 3 mine shafts close in proximity to the road leading up to the mountain … Continue reading

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Flooded Lee Fields ( November 2012 )

These were taken on an incredibly cold Saturday morning while flood water was still remained in the Lee Fields, it was in the process of freezing in some parts but it didn’t remain cold enough for that to happen …

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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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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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View of the Alpen Mountain Range, Chamonix

It’s hard not to be in awe of Chamonix surroundings when you first set foot in it, I came at a good time too. The end of March was approaching and there hadn’t been any snowfall for 5 weeks, it … Continue reading

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