Magheraclogher Strand, Bunbeg, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland
Cara Na Mara (Friend of the sea) or ‘Bád Eddie’ are the names given to this old wreck resting on Magheraclogher Beach along Donegal’s ‘Wild Atlantic Way’. The Cara Na Mara fishing vessel ran into trouble & was beached here in the early 1970s never to move another inch since. The boat has now deteriorated rapidly, sadly one half of the boat is gone completely.
I feel somewhat saddened at ‘Bad Eddie’ having to watch other boats sail past each day, admittedly I’m overthinking again & I do understand the boat doesn’t have actual feelings but everyone who has grew up visiting & respecting the Bad Eddie shipwreck over the past 50 years does. I’m not ashamed to admit that I feel emotional each time I visit nowadays knowing her days are now numbered. It’s only a matter of time before she is broken up & taken by the sea.
On the brighter note I still find this old wreck as stunning looking today as I did as a child. Even though she’s barely hanging together with a few rusty nails. There’s beauty in decay & ‘Bad Eddie’ sure knows how to rock this eternal beauty 💃 It may be just my own preference, but I will continue to visit & photograph this boat until the sea finally claims her back forever….