November 30, 2020

Focus on Surfing November and turning 50

 Overall this year of Covid and lockdowns produced extremely poor conditions for surfing around the Lahinch area and fitness and focus are hard things to come bye with age ... if you allow that sort of thing.

Turning 50 and being a Surfer for 40 years now..I aint done yet

So with weather patterns changing and waves starting to break in any conditions, Myself and Dexter took to the Ocean ..we knew that the hard yards of paddling and stamina conditioning had to take place so we surfed daily or as much as possible in any conditions through Oct/Nov, the focus was to be ready when the good swells came.

Come the end of November I feel a Surfer once more, I find im once again competing with myself,  Ive spent time with friends and laughed, I breathe better, time slows down and becomes calm. I sleep well.

A reminder of an old saying...Only a Surfer knows the Feeling!

Paddle through the mist ..youll find us 2 out the back

November 22, 2020

Pine Marten and my garden Log

 So a week ago I found out I had a Pine Marten visiting my garden.

 I chanced my arm putting out a few peanut butter, peanuts and rasberry jam treat along the log in my garden. The weather during the week was awful, but the treats were being taken..

On clearer nights I put out the Trail Camera in a different spot each night to get a few angles of this fine animal that really does seem to be at home on the Log.

A few videos are of the wrong date. OoOPs.

November 14, 2020

A Pine Marten in my Garden

I was discussing with my young lad as to what might come too and around the bird feeder at night.

So we decided to put a trail cam up...a few Male Cats were around but at 5;20 a stunning Pine Marten comes in for about an hour and Ive found out who has been attacking the food bins.

A wet Buzzard at Bunny


It was a wet day..very wet.
The water in the loughs of the burren lowlands were quite high.
A few Goldeneye and a Great crested Grebe were out in the center of Lough Muchanagh .
A wet Buzzard was a welcome site toward Lough Bunny

Arctic /Common /Mealy type Redpoll


This little Redpoll was hanging around the shelter of a coastal lane outside of Kilkee.
Certainly not a Lesser Redpoll( our default Redpoll in Ireland) and fairly tame even approaching the legs of a old Dog while it was barking.