Since we arrived back in West Cork, the weather has been pretty amazing, except for yesterday, when the wind had picked up and we had rain for pretty much the whole of the day. This morning though, we woke to clear skies and a fresh breeze, which, added to yesterday's wind, meant that surf was up!
We set off for an early morning stroll along the mile-long Long Strand, with mutt squeaking in anticipation as we turned onto the coast road (she knows exactly where she is). Not safe as a bathing beach, Long Stand is popular with surfers, so it wasn't surprising to find a number of hardy souls taking to the water, under the watch of the Galley Head Lighthouse.
Even with the relatively calm surf, there were some impressive twists and turns attempted. I have to take my hat off to these guys but rather them than me. I was quite content with keeping dry, warm and just photographing their activities.
If the opportunity of having a go at some action photography in West Cork appeals to you, then you are in luck! There are still two places available in a twin/double room for the weekend of the 25th October on a West Cork Photography Weekend I am hosting in this stunning corner of Ireland.
However, have no fear if following the action is not completely your idea of spending a weekend with your camera, this is just a small part of the whole scheme of this taster weekend. Landscapes or people and place more your scene? They all will have their turn!