Fanad Head Lighthouse by Fara

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The Fanad Peninsula is the second largest in Donegal, Ireland. Very beautiful area with long golden beaches and wild romantic scenery. I drove around here yesterday just following the little winding roads with no destination in mind. I ended up here at the very tip of the peninsula guided by the lighthouse which could be seen from further round the coast. I drove between hedges of vibrant red fuschia and the occasional dark peak would make an appearance. Fanad Head Lighthouse was built along the Fanad Peninsula as a result of the Saldana being wrecked on the treacherous rocks below the Head with all lives lost. The only survivor was a parrot, which was identified by a silver collar with the name of the ship on it.
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August 2012

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  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful scene, fantastic color and framing

  • Many thanks again Barnie for your continued support……………………….Joyce

    – Fara

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture.

  • Thank you so much Lucinda………………………Joyce

    – Fara

  • finepix
    finepixabout 2 years ago

    Lovely work Joyce,great composition x

  • Thank you so much David…………………hope you are well……………………………..x

    – Fara

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you again Audrey………………………Joyce

    – Fara

  • Rivendell7
    Rivendell7about 2 years ago

    How gorgeous, friend, what a wonderful image. Driving around those small roads with ‘no particular place to go’ sounds idyllic. ……and glad at least the parrot survived, I bet he had some tales to tell! :-). Beautiflul part of the world…
    Dave ;-)

  • Thank you so much my friend for your wonderful comment………………..I love these wild parts of Donegal………………..they are so good for the soul……………………well, as for the parrot…………………I do believe the parrot went on to have a very successful career in British movies of the pirate variety, ending up dead in the famous Monty Python sketch………………..a fairly good innings I should think……………………..cheers my friend…………………………………………………………Joyce

    – Fara

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012about 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Joyce
    Love Colleen2012

  • Thank you so much Colleen………………..it is nice to have a bit of better weather at last…………………………have a good week my friend……………………………x

    – Fara

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 2 years ago

    What a beautiful scene ..Love it xx

  • Many many thanks Gail…………………………….Joyce

    – Fara

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierabout 2 years ago

    A beautiful capture Joyce! Your day trip sounds so lovely especially since you had no destination in mind… something we all owe ourselves. Interesting info!

  • I do this quite often…………….take off into the wilds and explore the little back lanes……………..amazing treasures to be found when you least expect it…………………………….thank you Sandra………………..Joyce

    – Fara

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 2 years ago

    Super capture Joyce, super shot …

  • Many thanks dear Tom……………………..x

    – Fara

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 2 years ago

    Very beautiful scene!

  • Thank you so much Anna……………………………..x

    – Fara

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