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Sunset at Carrigart Boardwalk

It was breezy late summer afternoon, we decided to check out the boardwalk in Carrigart Donegal. Initial plan was supposed to be heading to Downing Beach and have some pizza for dinner by the beach. But only to find out that the restaurant was closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. It was a blessing in disguise because Boardwalk in Carrigart didn’t disappoint us. Unfortunately, we didn’t anticipate that the restaurant at the resort was closed as well. Despite the disappointment we enjoyed the magnificent landscape and had a stroll by the beach.

Passed by this road.
My niece collecting some seashells.
My nephew and niece strolling at the beach.

The day was postcard perfect. The sky was simply a blue-tinted white, filled with mysteries and endless amounts of space. Ever changing as always. As we get off the car, the breath-taking scenery captivated everyone. I was excited as a child. There’s a spacious veranda behind the restaurant; here you’d be hypnotised by the wind that starts blowing, birds flocking and the sunset glowing.

The sandy beach is about 7km long so for people who want a long walk, it is there for the taking. Along the beach you can enjoy views back to Muckish and across to Trabeg (the smaller beach that runs alongside the village of Downings). Off in the distance, I heard children running around screaming with joy, dogs barking. I followed the path and walked through the boardwalk. The boardwalk is very well made and wide enough that people can pass each other without anyone having to stand aside.

Okay, Mother Nature you win!
Appreciate small moments of happiness, for they are so important.
For a minute there, I lost myself.
A promise of a new tomorrow.
I love cotton candy sunset!

Few minutes later my husband followed me. It was perfect moment – walking together and embracing the present moment; taking photographs at either side of the green landscape. I stopped. I feel the grass as I grasp it in my hand. I can feel the breeze against my face. I can see the beautiful landscape as I walk through the wilderness. Suddenly, I feel an odd sense of déjà vu. Have you experienced this kind of feeling before? It was a lovely walk, with the sun setting behind the mountain in a sea of liquid gold.

Sunset and US

As the sun dipped below the horizon, the fleeting colours of dusk began to fade away; the sky had turned to a clear, purple-tinged grey, its majesty fills my mind with the most beautiful of dreams. This time of the day really seemed to be magical, as it was pulchritudinous moment. A brief moment of sunset, unfortunately, ends quickly.

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Hello Stranger! We're thrilled you're here. We are Ed and Shay, originally from the Philippines but living in Ireland . We are both health enthusiasts and passionate about God's wonderful creations and making the most of our days on this earth. We dream of setting foot on every single country on planet earth, meeting adorable strangers and learning about new cultures. Our mission is to inspire you to live your best life -- be more adventurous, try new things, discover off the beaten path places and provide you with the best tips for your next trip.

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