Eoghan has moved home to Donegal, three and a half hours drive from where I am. On the night of St.Patricks day, I’d had enough of the distance, got in my car and headed for the North West.
Sunday morning we went straight for breakfast. Nom. He always takes me to a place called Claire The Bakers, and I’m not complaining, every time it’s been delicious!
The ketchup came in these teeney tiny tin cups. I was way too pleased by that haha. Eoghan lent me his 50mm lens, so I spent more time messing around with it than anything else!
Food is pretty much what I look forward to most every day, so I was thrilled when I was handed this amazing breakfast. Normally I’m not a big meat eater but sometimes you just need a greasy start to the day.
We drove up to Mamore gap while we decided what to do with the day. Living in the midlands, I’m used to flat landscape that just lacks the awe of the west, so I love it up in Donegal. No matter what way you look, there is something to see; mountains rising up out of the ground, the wild rugged coastline and the ocean rolling towards golden beaches. It’s so different to what I’m used to and it never ceases to be breaktaking.
We had a mini photo shoot the other side of the mountain, but I quickly realised my height was a problem when trying to take photos of him haha. It was snowing really gently though and loved how it came out in the pictures.
I wanted to go somewhere he had never been either – something I thought would be difficult considering this is where he’d grown up, but actually after a bit of googling, there was lots he hadn’t seen, so we decided to go to Fort Dunree in Buncrana. There is so much to see in Donegal!
The place was so cool. It’s an old defence fort. The surrounding area was so scenic. Although we didn’t go into the actual museum, there was lots to see and there was a load of walks around the site.
Had so much fun walking around looking at all the old buildings and messing around with our cameras.
We came to a hill with loads of steps .. my worst nightmare! But I did it, and didn’t panic. Did it like a boss. And good thing too, because the views from up there were something else.
We went to Swan Park for a walk too but because of the storms, it had been closed off. We tried a beach instead, but by then I was cold and hungry, so that was a quick stop! When we were walking back to the car a robin followed us along the path. He came so close, I felt like he was asking us for food. He had his feathers all puffed out with the cold. I was so sad I didn’t have anything to give him and when he realised, he fluttered off again.
We had a relaxed evening in front of the fire arguing over historic events ha, and he made me watch The Interview, something I’ve been putting off watching since it came out. The next morning I headed home. Although I had the worst car trouble along the way, resulting in a six hour drive, I was grateful for the lovely weekend I’d had.