Thursday, December 31, 2015

Travel Sketches, County Donnegal, Ireland

View of farms and a fresh water lake on the trail to Tramore Strand, 09/19/2015, water color on Canson 140lb cold press, 7" h x 9" w, Michael Anderson, 2015.
The next to last day of our driving trip along the Wild Atlantic Way we reached the most northern point in our travels in Ireland but not by car. We hiked approximately 2 miles to the Tramore Strand, a beach that is only accessible by foot or on horseback through a national park.
Snapshot of the view from the picnic table.
The path emerges from a dense stand of pines where a wooden picnic table stands at the edge of a sandy marshland which is a national bird sanctuary. It was a perfect place to sketch and rest before the long walk. It was all the more striking because when arrived at the beach we were the only people there as far as the eye could see in either direction. We had reached the end of of our journey to look out on the Atlantic Ocean in a place of great natural beauty and total solitude.
The majestic Tramore Strand.


  1. Great travel series! You've spent some time sketching this trip. That's the best way to travel. Wish it was easier to pull the time to do it.

  2. Thank you John for the nice comment. I really enjoyed the trip, the scenery & the people we met. I am very happy to share the sketches on USK Midwest, m


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