We surprised these birds from their comfy roosts within a rocky outcropping in Ken Caryl Canyon, and managed to snap some action photos with the new camera. Glad they made us look UP. (Is there a bird expert out there who can tell me what kind of birds these are?)
© Huffygirl 2013
Carrigafoyle Castle Ruin, western side.
After seeing the quay side of Carrigafoyle Castle ruin, I thought readers might like to see the rest of it. This is the front or western side of the castle, battered open in a siege by Sir William Pelham in 1580. The five-story castle is located between the high and low water marks of the Shannon estuary, making it difficult to get to at times. It is indeed one of the more impressive ruins I saw in Ireland.
- Carrigafoyle Castle: Note the muddy ground at the castle’s edge, accessible only at low tide.
It’s a long way up!
(Photo notes: Carrigafoyle Castle ruin, Ireland looking up from ground level on the quay side. I was able to get this shot because the tide was out; otherwise I would have had to wade in – not sure how deep. Glad I didn’t have to find out!)
© Huffygirl 2011