I took a short walk down to Garryvoe beach today. It was a calm, cold October day with plenty of sunlight bouncing off the sea and the shoreline.
The red and white stones, sandstone and limestone, make Garryvoe a favourite of Cork daytrippers.
Picture of Ballycotton from nearby Mullins’ Cross
Red and white boulders form a barrier against the encroaching tide.
The red sandstone and white limestone are the two basic rock types of Cork. This is why the Cork colours are red and white.
Clouds over Ballycotton Island warn of worsening weather to come
A view of the island from the shoreline.
The tiny rivulets in the sand remind me of an alien landscape.
Sunlight reflects off the sea as ominous clouds approach from the west.
The sun shines above Garryvoe beach.
This postbox beside the shop in Garryvoe was once coloured bright red. It dates back to the reign of Edward VII and is therefore over a hundred years old.
A pony grazes in a field nearby.
The red and white stones make Garryvoe a natural choice for Cork day trippers.
We had to walk quickly as the approaching clouds heralded a big change in the weather. As I am posting this entry it is raining furiously outside.