Falcarragh, County Donegal, Ireland
Ballyness Bay is an area of outstanding natural beauty created by many rivers leading to our Atlantic ocean. This estuary holds some of the strongest turquoise waters & sandy beaches found throughout Ireland. Its waters are as clear as glass due to the purity of the fresh water rivers that run through this bay. So pure that I was able to stand on an old wooden jetty & gaze straight through the surface to still see the sea bed in at least 30ft depth of water!
Whilst standing here trying to capture the suns last rays, I heard splashes from below the jetty? Suddenly 2 extremely curious sea-lions emerged mere feet from where I was standing! They circled around me then just floated idle with their heads bobbing up & down on the current for the remainder of my stay. They created another lasting memory that will stay with me always 🙏
To the right of this photo is Magheroarty Beach & sand dunes. In the distant horizon can be seen Errigal Mountain on the left, Dooish Mountain in the centre & Tievealehid Mountain on the right. As you can see from my photo this landscape speaks for itself with its sheer number of sandy beaches, mountains & islands all along this north Donegal shore. I love this coast so dearly 💚