Carrickfin, County Donegal, Ireland
Canada or Iceland during winter? No this was captured only a few days ago right here in Donegal from the stunning area of Carrickfinn overlooking the iconic Errigal Mountain. Errigal is the tallest mountain in County Donegal. She is the absolute pride & symbol of the county. With bright silver coloured rock flowing down each side like a stunning gown, she is quite unlike any other mountain in all of Ireland. Today “Miss Errigal” is showing off once again all dressed up in her white dress for us
In this scene you can see the oyster farmers hard at work gathering in their harvest as swiftly as they can during low tide before the cold atlantic waters come back in with high tide. What I love about mussel harvesting is that the Irish have been skillfully doing it for thousands of years with virtually unchanged methods (excluding tractors). I sat here for ages just watching & waiting for these gentlemen to drive their tractors into a suitable position for me to get this shot!
During the wait I started thinking on how great for the soul it must be to be standing out there on a sunny day with a fresh sea breeze on your face in the shadow of Irelands most stunning mountain. Some folk will disagree although I can tell you that in my own opinion, it beats sitting in a noisey stuffy office all day staring into a plain painted wall. Hand me an oyster basket with wellies anytime over a bundle of paperwork & a tight tie ?