Day 283 of 366: Oystercatchers

Waterville in County Kerry is a charming seaside village, a favourite holiday spot for Charlie Chaplin. There is a statue of him in the centre. The biggest attraction for me was the beach, of course. Soft sand and gentle Atlantic waves sparkling the autumnal sun. A few oystercatchers frantically running along the shore, looking fo their next catch. What a lovely sight.

Oystercatchers

We arrived in Kenmare the day before. It was late in the evening so we didn’t get a chance to explore the area, so the next morning I ventured out into the darkness without knowing where I was going or what I was going to see. Little did I know. It was one of the most beautiful and peaceful mornings with pre-dawn colours I couldn’t even wish for. Sometimes being spontaneous is the best way to be.

Inch Beach on Dingle Penninsula is a favourite spot for surfers. It is not surprising at all. I can just imagine the surf in the wild Atlantic weather. Unfortunately I had to only imagine. The ocean was very calm and the tide extremely low. Though the reflections on the shore were simply irresistible.

Surf Watch