Stolen Moments in Co. Waterford

There are times when you find yourself somewhere that you didn’t expect to be and it feels surreal.

Well, that’s how it was for me the other evening when I found myself with a gang of lads who were bursting to go swimming at Badger’s Cove in Dunmore East here in Co. Waterford.

While they took to the water, I felt drawn up the Coastal Path by the last dance of the setting sun.

Dunmore East Cliffs towards Hook Head Lighthouse, Co. Wexford
Dunmore East Cliffs towards Hook Head Lighthouse, Co. Wexford

Gulls were gliding silently overhead, making their last forays of a long day:

Gliding into the Night
Gliding into the Night

As the sun faded, a soothing haze draped over the Coastal Path and far beneath, the full sea swayed ever so gently.

The Coastal Path, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
The Coastal Path, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

I knew I wouldn’t have time to walk to the end before night drifted in. The most magical moment of all was in the turning round and seeing the blades of grass silhouetted against the painted sky.

The Turning
The Turning

Have you found yourself embraced by any magical stolen moments recently?

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

18 thoughts on “Stolen Moments in Co. Waterford”

  1. Glorious moments Jean , I had a think about this and one of my wordless Wednesday photo deals with a stolen magical moment. It was an early January morning on the way to the gym. I did my usual short cut through the grave yard the crispness and the silence really touched me it was magical!

  2. I have had that feeling when I awoke to a morning that all the trees, were covered by ice and they looked like diamonds sparking in the sun. Or when a fog is about and it’s so eerily quiet everything shrouded in it..or a beautiful morning sunrise especially when you know a storm is coming “Red skies in the morning…sailors take warning…You paint a lovely picture with your descriptive words and the pictures are beautiful ….I just was giving a “coffee table” book (a pictorial of Ireland) and all aspects of it are beautiful.

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