Bit deep on the ocean, the water was rough and choppy as it was a windy day, but that didn't stop, a couple of avid surfers venturing into the treacherous waters. The coast guards were visibly apprehensive and it was unnerving to see their rather worried faces, intently watching these dare devils, scampering into the waters with bright yellow surf boards. Fortunately, they got too tired quickly fighting the rough sea and returned to the coast to everyone's relief.
Achill Island April 9th 2006 Achill Island
Interesting name for a tiny, picturesque island off the west coast of Ireland. It might be tiny in size, but it holds the record as "biggest" island off the coast of Ireland ! Great place to spend a weekend off to escape the stresses of the urban life. I love driving around the country side and I happen to discover this place by chance as I was driving around the beautiful and tranq ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Mayo » Westport Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more