The Stags of Broadhaven

17th April 2011
I am posting early again today because, I have a lot on today and may not get a chance later. Over the next few days I will share some of the pictures I got in north Mayo. I did not cover a whole lot of ground. My main aim was to visit Kilgaligan which is probably the most northern tip of the County and has some majestic cliffs and rugged shoreline. It is quite a trek in the car to get there so it is not a place I have visited very often; in fact I think I have only been there three times before. And on each of these occasions the weather was less then kind.
On Friday as I set out from Killala the weather was looking good, I got a little side tracked near Dunbriste ( I can never pass it) and as I set off again the weather began to close in. At the Ceide Feilds the sea mist seemed to be in control and I wondered should I continue, but as I often say “stick to the plan” and on this occasion it paid off, just as I got to Kilgaligan the weather began to lift and the sun broke through ! So I spent a couple of hours at Kilgaligan, sometimes photographing, sometime just admiring and taking in the whole scene and experience, and some time trekking along the clifftop. I always come away with a sense of awe . There is the incredible beauty, the peace ( I was the only person there for the whole two hours) and at the same time a feeling of great vulnerability.
I took this photograph of “The Stags of Broadhaven” from a cliff edge, in truth I never got close to the edge but while standing waiting for the light to come right I did have a feeling that I could get blown off !!

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