Inishowen + Lough Swilly Donegal

Shot in Colour on a Tuesday Afternoon in Summertime

Wherein is shown: nothing is ever truly black and white.

The Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Parishes of Donegal I, 1833 to 1835: “Lough Swilly, though not the most frequented, is the best and safest harbour on the north coast of Ireland. It is, from its conflux with the ocean to Ballyraine Bridge, by the ship’s course, about 23 Irish miles and a half long. Mariners allow that it would afford secure anchorage to the whole British Navy. It is encumbered with but few rocks without the tide mark and these, except Swilly Rocks, are out of the ship’s course in and not dangerous. The bottom from the very entrance is clean sand. It holds well and ships may anchor almost anywhere within it, but the most secure anchoring places are under Buncrana Castle or off the river in from two to eight fathoms, or at Rathmullan.”

Patricksmas Tides and Michaelmas Springs: life’s visceral ebbs and flows, from Scaltmore Creek to Sludden Creek. Bwellaorisky and Rhuinadrinnea, southed by sand hills and sandy coves.