Route March round Horn Head, Donegal

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Starting out blissfully unaware of the ordeal ahead

This is just a short account of my travels back on 10 Feb '08. I know I'm so lucky to be living in this part of the world, none of these images were taken further than 15 km from my front door! A team of over 20 hearty trekkers set off from the base of the peninsula just outside the town of Dunfanaghy to explore the coastal fringe of this spectacular headland. We trekked above Tramore strand (three miles of empty golden sand) past 'Mc Sweeney's Gun' a blow hole in the cliff that used to boom like a cannon but has been silenced by erosion but the spray and the water spout still work!. We walked steadily for over 18 km, reached the highest point in the headland all in glorious sunshine.The temperature was a cool 7 Celcius and with the wind chill that felt more like 2 but the vigourous walk kept us all toasty.

This northcoast is so beautiful, its just on my doorstep, unspoilt and virtually empty of people - toursts or otherwise. We all resolved to do this again next Sunday... just not sure of the new destination. Don't worry I'll keep you posted. Enjoy the pictures, I loved the walk and am ready for bed with a self-satisfied glow on my face and a wee twinge in my right knee!

catalina says:
1. Silly me, i always read Donegal next to your name, i tought it was something related to Senegal.. Now i´ll never forget is on your Ireland.
2. Your dog travels a lot :)
Posted on: Mar 06, 2008
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Starting out blissfully unaware o…
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And here we go!
Me near sea level before the walk
Me near sea level before the walk
Kathleen Gallagher - Wind Bag! She…
Kathleen Gallagher - Wind Bag! Sh…
A secluded shingle beach looking w…
A secluded shingle beach looking …
The shingle beach where we had lun…
The shingle beach where we had lu…
My hill wandering companion Boo, w…
My hill wandering companion Boo, …
Herself again (Hi Ted!!!)
Herself again (Hi Ted!!!)
Rocky inlet
Rocky inlet
Sea Cliffs on the north end of the…
Sea Cliffs on the north end of th…
Some of the gang at a Cairn at the…
Some of the gang at a Cairn at th…
The highest point looking East
The highest point looking East
Great swell=great wave hits
Great swell=great wave hits
You can nearly hear the roar!
You can nearly hear the roar!
The coast running east
The coast running east
The streak of light rock on this c…
The streak of light rock on this …
Ardsbeg, Donegal. The view from my…
Ardsbeg, Donegal. The view from m…
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