Sometimes The Clouds Are In The Right Place by Fara

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The light changes constantly on this beautiful drive towards Mount Errigal, the highest peak in Donegal. It is stark and mysterious and one of my favourite roads. This image was taken in the late afternoon sunshine.
Muckish is a distinctive flat-topped mountain in the Derryveagh Mountains of County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. At 666 metres (2,185 ft), it is the third-highest peak in the Derryveagh Mountains and the 163rd highest in Ireland. Muckish is also the most northern and second highest of the mountain chain called the “Seven Sisters” by locals. The Seven Sisters includes: Muckish, Crocknalaragagh, Aghla Beg, Ardloughnabrackbaddy, Aghla More, Mackoght and Errigal.
High-grade quartz sand was mined on the flanks of the mountain, and the remains of the quarry workings can be seen on its northern side. The “Miner’s Path” is a route to the summit up the northern side of the mountain. Part of this route follows the path used by the workers to reach the quarry. The sand was exported and was mainly used in the manufacture of optical glass. A less difficult route to the summit begins from the Muckish Gap on the southern side of the mountain.
A large cairn, visible from sea level, can be found on the summit plateau. In 2000, a large metal cross was placed on the summit, replacing a wooden one that had been destroyed in a storm. The new cross was placed much closer to the northern end of the mountain, while the cairn is towards the south.

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Comments

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 3 years ago

    They certainly are Joyce, nice one …

  • Thank you dear Tom…………………….I will now return to the Murray match……………………….x

    – Fara

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    WONDERFUL work…love the looming clouds Fara

  • Many thanks Larry for your lovely comment……………………………J

    – Fara

  • Aase
    Aasealmost 3 years ago

    Great capture Joyce:-)

  • Thank you so much Aase……………………………………x

    – Fara

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisalmost 3 years ago

    Hi Joyce,,this is really great,,,,the colortone of this magnificent capture of the landscape is just right for the image. The scene is full of mystery and I love it.

    Rick

  • Thank you so much Rick………………….it is that sort of landscape and I get a tremendous sense of well being when I drive through this little mountain range…………………..magical place……………………Joyce

    – Fara

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenalmost 3 years ago

    How lovely!

  • Thank you so much Tracy……………………………Joyce

    – Fara

  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful capture :) xxx

  • Again many thanks Denise………………………….xx

    – Fara

  • JEZ22
    JEZ22almost 3 years ago

    Super shot Joyce , those clouds must have blown in place just for you
    Jez

  • Yes dear Jez………………..they come out all the time for me……………..even when I don’t want them………………thank you so much…………………………….x

    – Fara

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 3 years ago

    Cracker shot, Joyce.x

  • Muckish is lovely and atmospheric………………………..thanks Agnes………………………………x

    – Fara

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image

  • Thank you Barnie………………………..J

    – Fara


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