Glenveagh National Park

A couple of weeks back, I went on a jaunt with the Dynamic Duo to Glenveagh National Park. We stopped off at a rugged wooded area in Lettekenny en route.  The sun hid every so often giving beaut overcast lighting that was needed to bring out the greens in the forest. Not only was the scenery breathtaking but between the forest and Glenveagh National Park we found one welly boot, a hat, a jacket and I think it was two-three socks. Who could keep count. We also found what was either a path or a famine house. We couldn’t tell which.

Last May was the first time I had been back to Glenveagh National Park since I was a kid. About the age of 11. I remember being miffed that it was where our Primary 7 school trip was going to be when other schools were going to likes of Edinburgh for theirs! My Confirmation was around the same time. My Grandparents came up from Dublin and we went, again, along with my Granny from Derry on a beaut Summer’s day. I remember thinking it was a bit of a snorefest at the time. We didn’t do much walking around the park itself but looked at the flower garden. I wasn’t sure what to expect when Robert suggested we take a trip there last year. All I could remember where the not so exciting flowers. (Photo below of me on our trip there. Taken by Robert and one of my fave shots of me.) Even though it was raining, quite a lot in fact, the scenery is something that has to be seen in person to truly appreciate.

I didn’t get to spend as much time as I would have liked at Glenveagh this time as the evening was getting on and the buses had stopped for the day BUT on the way back we did see a deer. A DEER. Very happy about that. You can just about make her out in the photo near the bottom of the post. What a beautiful sight to behold. We stopped and stared until she wandered off. I’ll be bringing a zoom next time for sure.