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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Mountainside Fences

Welcome to another Thursday Good Fences link up with TexWisGirl.

I'm sharing one of our summer hikes in the Mournes - the mountain range in Northern Ireland.  We start off at sea level...

...and begin the climb upward...so far so good as there is blue sky and sunshine.


A granite marker to inform hikers of the Mourne Wall which runs over the major peaks in the range.


We stopped for a breather and a view back down towards the coast... so far, so good!


There are sheep roaming the mountainside and so the farmers have fences of barbed wire to keep sheep in and ramblers out!


Heavy rainfall has taken its toll on the hillside here...


The view along the fence line upwards and notice the clouds are grey now, so there must be rain coming!


But half an hour later the showers were past and as we returned to the car park we squeezed through a wooden stile.


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Christine

23 comments:

  1. Hello Christine, pretty views of the sea and the coastline. The countryside and fence scenes are pretty, lovely post. Enjoy your day!

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  2. Beautiful spots, I especially enjoy the last photo, very clever.

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  3. Looks like a great hike, I love the ocean shots Christine.
    ~

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  4. the views are awesome, even if a bit precarious because of erosion. love the last turnstile!

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  5. Love seeing all the views and great fenes in this post.

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  6. That was a neat little journey. - Lots of great views, fences and a cool gate at the end.

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  7. SO fun to 'go' on walks with bloggers. Lovely.

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  8. I would so enjoy a hike like that. Beautiful photos and fences. Thank you for visiting. Have a good day. Pam

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  9. What a beautiful countryside for a hike! Love that stile in the last pic, but enjoyed them all!

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  10. beautiful and wild nature. Seems like a great place for a hike.

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  11. Thank you for this marvelous tour of Ireland. Never would have seen it otherwise.

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  12. I found it so interesting that you have barbed wire fencing in the Irish countryside just like we do here in Texas! And what are those beautiful purple flowers in the background of the third photo?

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  13. Hi Christine, Beautiful photos and looks like the perfect hike. I am half Irish and my grandpa is from Dublin, I would love to visit Ireland one day.
    Have a great weekend. Hugs, cm

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  14. Hi Christine, Beautiful photos and looks like the perfect hike. I am half Irish and my grandpa is from Dublin, I would love to visit Ireland one day.
    Have a great weekend. Hugs, cm

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  15. Lovely series of pictures. Great fence photos!

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  16. Gorgeous scenes here.
    I hope to see you at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/bennett-place-bit-of-history.html, and please join us each week for Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday)!

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  17. What a great place to hike and take photos!

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  18. Enjoyed your photos of the beautiful countryside! I'd love to have gone hiking there with you, but seeing the pictures is the second best thing!

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  19. looks like a great place for a hike and to get caught in the rain!! beautiful fences and i love that last image, is it a gate???

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  20. I love your new blog!! I have always wanted to see more pictures of the places that are around you. It is just beautiful.

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  21. looks like a great hike Christine and such beautiful scenery. Love your new blog too.

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  22. Beautiful blog, dear Christine! I look forward to seeing many more of your lovely pictures. Hugs to you!

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  23. It looks so rugged compared to our sandy flat trails and beaches. I love your photos and you blog my friend. Hugs, Diane

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