The view to Sligo

While up in Sligo a few weeks ago, we took the opportunity (as we’ve threatened to so many times before) to climb Knocknara, possibly better known as Queen Meabh’s grave. For the last couple of years I’ve only known it as ‘the tit’, you can’t really miss it on the way into Sligo. A huge imposing mass of rock on the horizon that proved decidedly easier to climb than I might have imagined. That’s also taking into account how hysterically unfit I am. I can only speculate on how effortless it might have been, had I been fit to some kind of acceptable standard.

Benbulben in the Background

As you can see, the view from the top is outstanding. Thankfully we were graced with a clear, bright day for the journey. You can practically see the Manhattan Island from the top! Well, maybe not. But you can see all of Sligo and a few neighbouring counties.

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While in Sligo, having fully recovered from the drastic incline of the mountain, we also did the usual trip to Rosses Point and Strandhill. Nothing too astonishing there (apart from the weather holding up nicely)

Rosses Point; In the Grass

Next time I’m in Sligo perhaps I’ll do a few re-shoots I’ve been meaning to get to. Namely Hazelwood, which if you can believe it, was first shot with my old 3.2 megapixel Powershot compact digital and Lough Key Forest Park. Seems like I was only there yesterday but it’s just over a year since first visit. Time flies eh? There are some more of Knocknara on Flickr and a few general Sligo shots thrown in for good measure.