Took a drive out to Inchydoney Island, the first shoreline with actual sand I have encountered in Ireland. Even then it was only a small section that was actually accessible. The island is not actually an island, it is a small peninsula jutting out into the middle of a sandy inlet. So while you can see directly out to sea when looking to the south, both the east and west are dominated by farmhouses and fields on the main landmass.

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The beaches themselves have a very east coast feel to them. I am still absolutely shocked that there were individuals walking around with their shoes off and running through the water. Frostbite must have surely set in soon after….tourists.

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The sun began to get lower in the sky as a walked down the about one kilometer stretch of sand. A storm was also rolling in from the west.

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With the storm rapidly approaching I decided to run up onto the rocky point dividing the two sections of sand on each side. The storm, coupled with the setting sun, made for some good shooting to end the day.

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At this point it was time to head into the small nearby town of Clonakilty for the usual afternoon pint. Long day ahead tomorrow driving a few hours out to Kerry along the Wild Atlantic Way.

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