A day at Loop Head
At the southern tip of County Clare, Loop Head juts out into the Atlantic, along the Shannon estuary and reaching towards the sea, like a big finger.
At the tip of that finger, there’s a beautiful lighthouse, guarding the land and guiding the ships.
The light was very flat and harsh, because we were there at around mid-day – not the time for photographs!
There were about 50 of them, with young ones, a whole big group, fishing alongside the mighty cliffs. It was there and then that I decided to buy that 300 mm prime lens that I’d been lusting after for a long time – 200 mm just aren’t long enough in situations like this!
From Loop Head, you can see all the way down to the Beara peninsula, right across the Shannon estuary. It was a fairly clear day, so we could see the whole glory of the mountains in the distance.