My fellow walkers pausing before descending “The Ramp” towards Doo Lough, on the northern face of Mweelrea mountain range.
A year ago today, I got married on Inishbofin island. We eschewed a return visit to the island this weekend to do something which, for me, is quite literally rarer than a first wedding anniversary – a full hike of Mweelrea and Ben Bury (Mweelrea’s sister peak in the range) without any cloud whatsoever¹. And from the very top of Mweelrea – the highest point in Connacht – Inishbofin shimmered in the sunshine a few miles offshore. We will visit it soon.
¹As the photo above shows, cloud had begun to appear in the sky overhead as we started our final descent from the mountain. But it was at least another 1000 metres above our heads, and it didn’t look quite so dramatic in the original, colour version of the photograph.