Category Archives: Reentrisk

Reentrisk is a wild part of the Beara peninsula, very rugged coastline countryside. Here lots of photos and photography of the region.

Flying Beara Peninsula

Flying Beara Peninsula is a guest post from Pete who had the chance to fly around the Beara Peninsula with Ted. All photos were taken and owned by Pete. So a set of words from Pete with help from his PR man Mick.

I’d never been in a small plane before, but, reassured by the pilot’s uniform and knowing that Ted would be doing the flying, I settled down in the back seat of the Cessna 172 “Echo Oscar Romeo”. Before we took off, I texted my next of kin and others that we would be flying over Allihies at 14h08 and to be ready to wave from the ground. I never thought Ireland could look like this: apart from the obvious shades of green, the blues, the magentas, turquoise… were an unexpected delight. Coming over Goula¬† was very bumpy, but it was interesting to fly over somewhere that was so familiar and yet see it in such an unaccustomed way. I was aware that there were people on the ground who were waiting for us to fly over them. My 5-year-old daughter swore that she saw me hanging out of the plane waving at her; several others, more realistically, waved at us as we passed over them. I would just like to say thanks to all the specks on the land who waved at us, it was a heart warming moment from up above. Flyining .Beara Peninsula is a fantastic thing to do, you just need to find your own Ted.

Flying Beara Peninsula

Flying Beara Peninsula

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Flying Beara Peninsula

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Roaring Water Bay

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Crookhaven

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Castletownbere and Dinnish Island

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Balydonegan

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Barnes Gap

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Garnish

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Dursey Sound

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Looking back towards Allihies on the way to Garnish

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Garnish Beaches

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Dursey Island

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Small film of the landing at Cork Airport after a two hour flight

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Sea Kayak Dooneen

Sea Kayak Dooneen today with Nadette, the photos were taken with an old Casio compact in a dive box and the lens often had salt water on it. Dooneen was the site of the first of the Allihies Copper Mines and it opened in 1812. The tunnels are visible right down to sea level and it must of been a hell of a place to work in anything other than good weather.

The kayaking is easy to Dooneen and safe enough for most paddlers with average ability. When your done you can head into the village for a pint at O’Neills bar and restaurant and enjoy a nice meal.

Sea Kayak Dooneen

Sea Kayak Dooneen

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Cork Storm

Cork Storm again and again, unrelenting storms hitting the coast of Ireland since Christmas, this one seems to be the worst yet with a recorded 98 miles per hour wind speed. All of the fishing vessels are hiding in Bantry bay to avoid the terrible weather. The ESB are dealing with tens of thousands of outages across the country and Munster is receiving its worst weather in over twenty years. Trees are down on the road around Dunboy and bits of debris are sliding along the roads. Neil is hoping that the power cuts will happen again tomorrow so he can get a day off school….

This was typed 24 hours ago, we had a power cut of 22 hours and the total numbers affected came to 250000…

Cork Storm

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Wind spraying water off of the surface in the harbour at Castletownbere.

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Trawlers “parked up”

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Tree down at Dunboy

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Storm damage

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Raging sea at Balydonegan Strand

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Martin and Tara’s place

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Allihies Village

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More damage with 160 KMH winds

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