On Sunday the 11th of September, Sophia, Sugar and I headed to Lahinch in Co. Clare because I'd heard on TodayFM on Friday that there would be dog surfing to raise money for Irish Guide Dogs. We left a bit late so arrived at the tail end of the event and there were loads of dogs tearing around on the beach- which Sugar loved as she'd never been to a beach before. But what really captured me was the beautiful images, surfers, the light and much more.
There is something about the beaches in Ireland that are so different from American beaches- they tend to be long and very wide and almost always very empty!
And these tidal pools where Sugar dove in retrieving large tree like stalks of seaweed. Maybe it was kelp?
I kept my eye on this surfer waiting for just the right moment to capture this shot- the red board is the key and then empty beach.
We should have really donned wetsuits so we could get into the water with Sugar and encourage her to really swim out into the surf.
Here's the one lone dog we were able to capture on a surf board. He looks happy doesn't he?