Take a hike (with me?): Knocknarea

Knocknarea is a very famous hiking trail near Sligo. Everything I read said it was a loop trail, but as I learned, it is actually a linear trail that goes from the carpark at the base of Knocknarea, over the hill, and straight into town (Strandhill). Thinking it was a loop trail, I kept hiking […]

Some photos from the west coast of Ireland, Rathlee

I was on the west coast of Ireland, visiting Sligo last month, and we stayed in a little AirBnB in Rathlee, which is a tiny town on the coast. I spent the mornings exploring the coast and admiring the scenery. Stonechat Plenty of birds to enjoy Rock Pipit April lamb Dramatic coast Ringed Plover Fluffy […]


A friend and I sat and watched the sun set over the west coast of Ireland, and I enteretained myself quite a bit by trying to capture the sunlight coming through the waves crashing against the shore. This was surprisingly difficult, the waves were moving and unpredictable, you couldn’t shoot directly into the sun or […]

Take a hike (with me?)!: The Glen

The Glen is a curious little hike near Knocknarea in County Sligo. It’s called a “microvalley”. They warn you that the trail is “extremely muddy”, but what they mean is “under water” for much of its length haha. But if you make it into the microvalley, you get to enjoy this lush green canyon, with […]

Take a hike (with me?): Union Wood

A couple weekends ago, I was staying out in Rathlee enjoying Co. Sligo. My friend and I hiked around Union Wood, recommended by Murtagh’s Meadow (check out that blog if you can! very nice Irish gardens). And what an excellent recommendation! It’s a beautiful walk in a really nice forest. Beautiful Wood Sorrel in a […]