Croagh Patrick, Halfway - Close to Sunset on the Mountain

Halfway on the Mountain at Sunset, Croagh Patrick Halfway on the Mountain at Sunset, Croagh Patrick

I wrote a few weeks ago about that magical moment on top of Croagh Patrick with a wide open panorama and brocken spectre - an atmospheric phenomenon.

You can read about that here, this was on that same fine climb with the plains of Mayo spread out below, the long stony path leading up into the cloud line and the landscape that awaits beyond.

For me photography is about capturing moments and creating a sense of place - Ireland really is my place, from the western landscapes to urban Dublin.

And with my cancer journey over the past two years it has been places and moments like this that keeps spirits high, sometimes reminiscing and sometimes getting out into the countryside to photograph.

Croagh Patrick measures 764m and almost all of that is climbed from sea level so it is a big climb, the gradient in places is incredibly steep and loose scree but the views, on a good day, are worth the effort.

Here on the shoulder, about halfway on the mountain, one of my favourite songs was playing in my head:

 

From the bottom, it looks like a steep incline

From the top, another downhill slope of mine

But I know, the equilibrium's there

Indecision clouds my vision

 

I'll leave you to find the song and artist.

 

Halfway on Croagh Patrick, Close to Sunset on the Irish Mountain
Halfway on Croagh Patrick, Close to Sunset on the Irish Mountain
Last modified on Thursday, 03 September 2020 23:23
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