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As I type, it is the last day of February 2021. So far this year we have had two separate days of snow on the west coast, one in January and one in February. While a decent amount of snow fell in Galway in February (see my previous post), in January the snow was predicted to fall the heaviest further north. Under normal circumstances I would have headed north to take advantage of the conditions, but 2021 is not a normal year and we are all stuck to within 5km of our homes. In light of this, I decided to stay put and hope that we'd get a reasonable amount of snow in Galway. What we did

Posted on February 28, 2021 by aledowenthomas in Landscape
harbour view beach cork

My parents and their friends were due to travel to Kinsale for the weekend of Wales v Ireland in the 6 Nations Rugby tournament and I planned to drive down to meet them. Of course, I also scheduled in some time for myself with my camera in scenic County Cork. Unfortunately Storm Ciara hit Ireland the very same weekend. Which meant high winds, lots of rain and very little chance of me getting any shots. Still I kept checking the forecast for even a slight chance to get out with my camera at some point. I had planned to explore the area near Gougane Barra. I'd been there years previously

Posted on February 10, 2020 by aledowenthomas in Landscape

December is the busiest time of year where I work meaning I hadn't had the chance to get out and about with my camera, so I was looking forward to getting some new images while I was in Wales for Christmas. I had a few places marked on my map from previous recces and a few that I'd researched online which I hoped I'd get a chance to take a look at. Conditions looked good for the afternoon of the first day so despite being worn out from the long journey from Galway and seriously lacking sleep thanks to a child that doesn't sleep at night I headed towards Strumble Head lighthouse. On the

Posted on January 16, 2017 by aledowenthomas in Landscape
glassillan beach connemara

The weather forecast predicted early morning fog up at Renvyle, so I left in good time to catch the dawn. I was hoping to see a bank of fog seeping in from the sea from a high vantage point I'd selected on the coast. I opened my front door to a real pea-souper which I didn't drive out of for several miles, and as I drove cross country I'd go from perfectly clear patches where I could see the stars in the sky to heavy fog where I couldn't see much more than the road. I got to the location but there was only a small sliver of fog - not enough for what I had in mind - so I headed for

Posted on February 09, 2015 by aledowenthomas in Landscape