Saturday 8 February 2014

Storm Damage

Here's a very small selection of what the recent storms have produced here in the last month or so.
Since November in Galway we've had five dolphin species (Common or Striped), five definite Common Dolphins, a Leatherback Turtle and a Loggerhead Turtle washed up dead along the coastline, an unusual high number. This is probably due to the extremely rough weather we've had.
There's also been extensive damage all along the coastline to roads, piers and sandy areas, a few examples below.

Common Dolphin, Aillebrack, Ballyconneely.

Different Common Dolphin, Aillebrack, Ballyconneely. Note the rope around the tail fluke...

Dogs Bay, road washed away.

Rusheenduff Lough with the former Golf course in the foreground.

Renvyle Gold Course covered in shingle.

Former 2nd hole on the gold course!
Road down to Murlach, Ballyconneely. Sea came across the field on  the left, over the road and inundated the lough, flooding it in the process. This is the second time this has happened in a month.

1 comment:

  1. So social and useful posts about storm damage. I appreciate your blog.
    Storm Damage