50b. More on Dooagh Village and in the morning a 1st walk to Keel Beach, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
SCENES from IRELAND
In the centre of Dooagh village a stone and plaque commemorates the achievement of Don Allum who was the first man to row the Atlantic Ocean in both directions. He landed on the rocky shore of Dooagh's stony pebbled beach on the 4th September 1987 from St John's Newfoundland, thus completing the 2nd leg of his epic voyage in a 19 ft 10 ins plywood open boat (the QE 3!) after 77 days at sea - remarkable voyage! I bet he was ready for a drink at "The Pub"!
Dooagh Beach and the white houses of the village with the backdrop of Croaghaun- Mountain in cloud again!
The 'gang' walks along the seashore east towards Keel Strand.
Lots of little inlets carved out by the bashing of the Atlantic waves.
A few sheep, plenty of rocks and Clare Island in the distance.
Some of the boats have seen better days!
Sedimentary layers from glacial deposition.
Keel village coming into view.
? Island in the background.
Keel Beach or Keel Strand - whichever you prefer!
A great location for water sports e.g. canoeing, surfing, water kiting, kitesurfing, kiteboarding so lots of sightings of waterkites, surfboards, canoes etc.
Water kiting stage 1.
Plenty of evidence of canoeing and water surfing and windsurfing.
Water kiting stage 2!
A grey day, but non of the aqua sports people seemed bothered.
Canoeists taking a break from the surf.
The Minaun Cliffs in the evening light near Keel Village, in fact the picture was taken from near the Achill Head Hotel at Pollagh which is between Dooagh and Keel.
The Cliffs of Minaun in the evening light.
A gloomy atmosphere as the sheep cut the grass for the nuns!
Slievemore in the early evening.
Evening light from above Dooagh village.
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