Bad Eddie Shipwreck, Magheraclogher Strand, Bunbeg, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland
I stood here alone on this pitch dark beach for over an hour capturing these 8 multiple photos to help me create this stitched panoramic scene of our Milky Way Galaxy. Captured by pano method as the Milky Way is so vast, that it would never fit into a single photo to be fully appreciated. If you look to the mid left of this sky you will also see our neighbouring Adronema Galaxy at 2.3 million light years away!
Gazing into it through this perfect clear sky got me thinking, it’s easy to see how our ancestors based their Calendars, Myths & Gods all from the heavens. Back then the skies were even more clearer due to no light pollution etc. Currently we still barely understand it all ourselves so one can only imagine how & what they felt thousands of years ago when they gazed into this very sky you see in front of you today.
Captured over the “Cara Na Mara” (Friend of the sea) or “Bád Eddie” or “Eddie’s Boat” which are the names given to this old wreck resting on Magheraclogher Beach Beach along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. The “Cara Na Mara” fishing vessel ran into trouble during stormy seas in the early 1970s. Nowadays she only sails the Milky Way….