This is my last blog post about Anne river. Here she is, on her final run to the Ocean. All the way from Dunhill, through the yellow Iris and Buttercup fields.
Her waters are so clear that I spotted a school of young fish feeding on something invisible.
Final destination – Annestown beach. It is where Anne River meets the Ocean.
First I climb the eastern edge of the cliff, but I don’t walk any further – I think this part is quite dangerous to walk.
I sit down in the soft grass and enjoy what I see. Thrift (Armeria maritima) is blooming in early June, and it is the most beautiful part of the scenery.
I cross the beach and walk to the western edge, where cliff walking is safer. I have taken many photographs but it is impossible to share everything in this blog. One of the little pleasures was taking photographs of many flowers I came across.
I found some big, sturdy daisies that looked a bit like the Seaside daisy but not exactly.
I also found a single flower of Gladiolus.
This is the view from the western edge. If you click on the photograph to enlarge it, you will see a stony structure in the end of the beach. It is the remains of a lime kiln. Limestone was heated there until it crumbled, and was then used for fertilising the land.
There are many magnificent rocks and cliffs and welcoming coves down there.
It is where I turned back: I didn’t like that crumbling sandy slope. It is the Ballydowane cove.
Back in Annestown, there are two donkeys – the most photographed donkeys in the area. I am not sure if they are the same donkeys I see every year – they must be not. Life of a donkey is harsh and unpredictable.
As I was talking to them and rubbing their ears and heads, I though about the generations of donkeys that have lived in this old paddock over the years, or may be, centuries. They have never seen beautiful Anne River valley that lies just a quarter of mile down the hill from them, with its lush grasses and clean, transparent waters.
Thank you for walking with me through these three blog posts along the Anne River!
Have a wonderful weekend!
A lovely trip, and thank you, Inese for the stunning photography! The donkeys have my heart.
Aren’t they sweet? Thank you for taking the trip 🙂
Wow, how beautiful photos You have in this post. Rocks and cliffs photos are presenting gorgeous landscape. Happy weekend!
Thank you so much! Happy weekend to you too!
What a beautiful post and wonderful photographs! Thank you, I love posts like yours.
Thank you so much, Herman!
Grand finale! 🙂 🙂 I love the sweeping beach shot and the thrift.
Thank you so much! 🙂 The thrift makes awesome pictures.
It does! 🙂
What a beautiful place. You’ve reminded me of my visit to Ireland with my parents. We met very friendly donkeys too 🙂
I love the stubborn donkeys 🙂 Thank you for stopping by, Olga!
Your photos must reflect what Paradise looks like — simply breathtaking!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment! xx
My pleasure – your posts are amazing! ❤
What awesome photos! I love the daily shots! That cow is wondering why you are in her personal space…
Thank you! Never came close to that cow 🙂 I was standing on the road.
I wonder if cows kick. 😉
I too, but lets leave this question unanswered 🙂
The Western Edge was a gorgeous photograph, Inese. I enjoyed this entire post with flowers clinging on cliffs and adorable big eyes with lovely lashes on donkeys. Hugs, Robin xo
Thank you so much, Robin! I wouldn’t walk there in the bad weather though 🙂 Sometimes the path comes too close to the cliff edge, and your feet sink in the cushion of soft grass. xx
No, don’t risk a fall to capture a photograph! 🙂 Your safety is very much on my mind when I see decaying castles and flowers on edges of cliffs! Blessings sent your way, friend!
Love your post
The pics are so beautiful
That was heavenly. I wish I could have been there in person, but your photos took me there in spirit. Love the river, beach, cove, flowers and the donkeys!
Thank you so much! All good things in one place 🙂
Yes what a delight. 🙂
Thank you for the walk. It must be nice. I so miss walking in nature as we do in Europe. Here it is impossible.
I guess not 😦
(But I will soon be in Paris. Yeah!) 😉
Hehe! (Well in August you should be in the US right?)
Fantastic place and pictures!
Thank you so much, Roberta!
The beauty that you captured with your camera has taken me to visit a place that I will probably never see in person. Thanks for sharing your luscious photos.
Thank you so much for joining the walk, Bernadette! We had a beautiful weather in May.
Your talented ability to take such awesome photos and combining them with interesting narrative makes your blog truly outstanding.
Sheri, thank you so much! Your kind comments gave me confidence when I was starting out 🙂
A lovely series of posts with great pictures capturing the obviously glorious scenery. Thank you for taking us on this journey,
Thank you so much for stopping by!
How I did sigh at the beauty of this walk I took with you. Once again you have taken my breath away. So stunning, I swear I heard the waves and even the insects buzz. Now I want to come and see all this for myself. xxxxxxxxx
Thank you so much! This little river that some people wouldn’t even call a river, is so delightful. You should come! xxxxxx
Well it looks like a river to me. And you’re right it is delightful xxxx
Thank you Seb!
So very beautiful!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a blessed week!
What a beautiful grand finale of a wonderful blog-series, Inese!!! 🙂 You´re pictures are simply magnificent! Love the flowers, love the donkeys (always felt a special relationship with those animals;) ) and the land-/seascapes are just amazing – those coves simply need to get explored 😉 What a wonderful walk you must had! Wish I could have come with you 🙂 Have a lovely sunday! xxxxxxx ❤
Thank you so much, Sarah! I am happy you joined me for this virtual walk, at least 🙂 Have a great day you too! xxxxxx
Thank you Su!
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