Archive for the ‘nature’ Category


Thursday, March 21st, 2013

I just saw this fellow across the road. Walking around in the daylight, bold as brass.


a seal eating a fish in the river Lee

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

A seal eating a fish in the river Lee in Cork City. This was outside the River Lee Hotel, close to UCC.

otter in river lee, cork city

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

I spotted this fellow in the river this morning:


sheltering from the rain together.

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

I was walking home yesterday, cold and soaked from the rain. I saw these two magpies sheltering together under a bridge. And I thought, “isn’t that nice?”.

Sheltering from the rain together

otter in the river this morning

Monday, December 10th, 2012

just as I was heading to college, thinking about breakfast, I spotted this fellow having his breakfast 🙂


lovely day for a walk on the beach in Youghal

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Front Strand, Youghal

Claycastle beach, Youghal

west cork road trip

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

We were in West Cork today, and with the brilliantly clear weather we decided on a little road trip. We started by going to the top of Mount Gabriel in Schull.

View from Mount Gabriel

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Mount Gabriel has old copper mines, dating waaaay back. You can still see where the original workings were.

Copper mine

We went for lunch in the Black Sheep in Schull (highly recommended for lunch)
Schul harbour.
See the white golf ball like things at the top of the mountain? That’s where I took the photos above.

Then we went on out to Barleycove:

And since the weather was so nice we carried on out to Mizen head.
Mizen head

We live in a beautiful country.

river walk snapshot

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

A quick snapshot on my way to work this week.

walking to work

otter in the river Lee

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

I saw an otter in the Lee this morning. He found a nice fish for breakfast!



autumn colours in Switzerland

Friday, November 4th, 2011

I’m just back from a long weekend in Switzerland.
It’s a beautiful time of year there.

autumn colours