August Landscapes

View down a valley in the Boggeragh Mountains in County Cork at sunset.

For this month's landscapes we'll start the journey in the Boggeragh Mountains where I live. From there we will travel west, then south and finally come back to North Cork. I took these first few photographs around home while walking the dogs. They love exploring this area as much as I do.

A country road in the Boggeragh Mountains looking down the valley.

Sheep wool caught on barbed wire in the Boggeragh Mountains, Co.Cork.

A mountain valley in North County Cork pictured on a sunny day with clouds.

A view of a windmill between two coniferous trees in the Boggeragh Mountains, Co.Cork.

A narrow country mountain road in North Cork at sunset.

I took the photo below on our way back from Crag Cave in Castleisland, Co.Kerry. It was captured somewhere between Castleisland and Rathmore. I believe it's the Old Butter Road or the OId Kerry Road, that runs all the way to Cork City. I often travel the section of the Butter Road from the City to Derry Cross, but I have never explored the rest of it before. I love seeing the endless straight road in front me as it undulates with the landscape.

Section of the OId Butter Road from Castleisland in Country Kerry to Cork City.

The next couple of photographs are from County Clare, the western edge of The Burren where Doolin Cave can be found. It was quite the spontaneous trip and we only had enough time to explore the caves, but at least we met some donkeys.

A view of the Ballinalacken Castle as seen from the Doolin Caves in County Clare.

Limestone rock of the Doolin Cave, Co.Clare pictured on a sunny day.

Donkey under a shrub on a hillside in Doolin, Co.Clare.

Donkeys grazing on a hillside in Doolin, County Clare on a sunny day.

From the west we head south to Myrtleville and Fountainstown. We visited there last year, after I got my bike licence, they were my first spins on my own bike.

Ocean view in Myrtleville, County Cork as seen from Bunnyconnellans.

A beach cove in Fountainstown, County Cork on a sunny August day.

A waterpool between rocks on the beach in Fountainstown, County Cork.

Jagged rocks on the beach in Fountainstown, County Cork.

Before we head back to North Cork, we'll take an unexpected detour to Wicklow Mountains. I've only ever passed the area on the way to Dublin. Hopefully next year we'll have some time to explore the mountains on the other side of the country.

The rest of the photos in this post were taken in the Mullinhassig Wood & Waterfalls in County Cork. It's a stunning and ancient area we love exploring with the dogs. These photos were taken a few years ago and they were my first attempt at photographing water at slow shutter speeds.

inside the Mullinhassig Wood & Waterfalls County Cork.

Mullinhassig Waterfall in County Cork photographed with a slow shutter speed.

Twisted root ladder in the Mullinhassig Woods, County Cork.

A view of the waterfall behind some tree branches in the Mullinhassig Wood & Waterfalls, County Cork.

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