Out for a dawn walk on Tramore Beach on Sunday, I heard the sound of horses hooves when it seemed that there was just me and the sea.
A glowing couple approached and asked me if I would take a photograph of them, making sure to have the sea in the background.
They were from an inland county and this was their first time riding on the beach.
Their parting words to me were: Do you realise how lucky you are living so close to the sea?
Yes I do, and that’s exactly where I’m going now for a swim to celebrate the arrival of October.
I’d love to know how you plan to welcome the new month?