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Pics from a Sunday walk.

13 Oct

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Another beautiful sunny day today. After picking Andy up from the airport after his weekend trip to Bristol I decided to head off to the shores of Lough Meelagh to join the Woodland Walks, Bards and Picnics outing.  Sadly it was just myself and John Willmott…that however did nothing to lessen the enjoyment.

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The pathway is all along the shore of the lake…it would once have been a pleasure walk for the inhabitants of nearby Kilronan Castle…the landed gentry. We ambled along companionably stopping to take photos or admire some wonder of Nature like this lovely Oak. It must have been coppiced years ago to have grown 4 strong stems.

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Further on this lovely Beech.

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Further still and we came to “The Big Tree.” John said last time he was here there was a sign here with The Big Tree written on it. It really is a very big tree…

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but somehow my photos don’t do it justice. It is a Californian Sequoia…pretty rare in this neck of the woods.

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Beautiful bark.

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We followed the signs to the place called The Edge of the World.

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Interesting stones here and the soothing sound of gently lapping water.

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We sat awhile enjoying the view out to Orchard Island.

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I love the smooth bark on this Beech tree.

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This one seems to be growing from rock.

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After our picnic we stopped at St. Lassiar’s Well where our eyes were drawn to how the setting Sun lit up part of the nearby graveyard.

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From the graveyard Lough Meelagh and the setting Sun in all their beautiful glory.

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