Over the top

Rest Stop

We crested Healy Pass, R574, surprised to find a shop with grand offerings of books and Irish knit sweaters. Passing over the Cork/Kerry border we stopped to admire the countryside from the heights. Pam models our purchase from the Healy Pass shop.

Clashduff townland, Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

Looking back down the road.

A welcomed sight.

Passing into county Kerry on the way to Killarney.

A glorious setting. “The promised land.”

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Personality Plus

Hello!!

Healy Pass, R574, negotiating the ridge above the Adrigole River valley, we turned off and I clambered onto some rocks with the tripod, camera and other equipment. Looking around after a few shot I noticed a curious bystander.

Clashduff townland, Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

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On the Ridge 5

Taking in the sights.

Healy Pass, R574, negotiating the ridge above the Adrigole River valley. I am not positive this is an erratic. Here the camera is turned several degrees to the left from yesterday’s photograph. Pam is on the road, standing out in her red raincoat. Fifth of a series of five photographs.

Clashduff townland, Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

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On the Ridge 4

More Glacial Erratics?

Healy Pass, R574, negotiating the ridge above the Adrigole River valley. I am not positive this is an erratic. Here we are looking over the pass, the winding road is just out of sight to the left. I parked the car in a small turnoff and climbed the ridge for these shots. Fourth of a series of five photographs.

Clashduff townland, Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

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On the Ridge 3

Glacial Erratic?

Healy Pass, R574, negotiating the ridge above the Adrigole River valley. I am not positive this is an erratic. Though this rock may have been deposited by the glaciers, to qualify as a glacial erratic the rock must be geologically distinct from surroundings. Third of a series of five photographs.

Clashduff townland, Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

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On the Ridge 2

Rock, Grass, Sky

Healy Pass, R574, negotiating the ridge above the Adrigole River valley. This photograph corrects the defect of yesterday’s via a slight turn to the left. Second of a series of five photographs.

Clashduff townland, Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

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On the Ridge 1

Rock, Grass, Sky

Healy Pass, R574, negotiating the ridge above the Adrigole River valley. At F5 the depth of field was not enough for sharp focus of the nearest rock. One of a series of five photographs.

Clashduff townland, Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

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Peaceful Retreat 3

Masters of the Domain

The third of three views of a pastured ridge on Healy Pass featuring graving sheep.

Clashduff townland, Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

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Peaceful Retreat 2

Peace and Light

The second of three views of a pastured ridge on Healy Pass featuring graving sheep.

Clashduff townland, Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

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Peaceful Retreat 1

Slow reveal

The first of three views of a pastured ridge on Healy Pass featuring graving sheep.

Clashduff townland, Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

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