It has been a day of many moods in and around Tramore today as Storm Frank passed through after a night of torrential rain and howling winds.
Morning brought high tide and mountainous waves:
The Pier was barely recognisable:
Blue appeared and I had to chase it out the road to foamy Annestown Beach:
Roads and fields were flooded and my running place, The Anne Valley Trail, was out of bounds:
Dunhill Castle, high up on its hill, was probably the driest place in Co. Waterford. It has seen centuries of storms and floods and looked truly noble today:
This was the view from the window on the left on the wall facing us:
Garrarus Beach was pretty tossed up but had lots of new colourful rocks that had been unearthed by the storm.
And, as evening was falling, the sea was still wild and stirred up but it felt like everything was okay with the our little part of the world again:
All the while thoughts of the the old year and the new year were on my mind and this gate seemed to symbolise so much about closings and openings; endings and beginnings …..
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Wow that Mister Frank whipping himself actually looked like a snow storm.
All the best to you in the New Year.
Happy New Year, Joseph, and thanks for your good wishes.
Beautiful photos Jean , Thank God the storm has passed and you are all okay!
Hi Willow, yes, it’s a relief that the dread storm has passed. We’re fine thanks.
Yes…you were on my mind this morning when the news item on floods in England mentioned that Ireland had also been affected…I love thephotos an in particular that last one of the gate…have we been through it or are we walking up to it I wonder…it is lovely and sunny here with 25degrees C expected so it is warming up again. The surf coast down in Victoria is bracing themselves again for big bushfires…such a big country this and the weather is different everywhere…we also have flooding at the top end….Happy New Year and look after yourselves:)
Hi Olga, thanks for thinking of us.
The gate had me thinking along the same lines as you. It looked almost surreal.
Happy New Year Jean and thank you for a year full of thoughtful posts with wonderful images.
Ah Patsy, lovely to hear from you and I hope 2016 is a happy and healthy one for you.
Like Natures’ cleansing for the New Year…very beautiful pictures showing all aspects of the storm from raging to peaceful..
Joni, it certainly felt like a cleansing in this part of Ireland, at least. Other parts were not so fortunate and have terrible floods.
Some parts of the US are having their problems with very severe flooding, tornadoes..we’re at natures mercy…We here in the Northeast have been fortunate as far as the weather is concerned…
Beautiful. Especially loved the ocean shots.
Thanks very much, David. Happy New Year to you!
Adore this post, Jean, along with so many others during 2015 which shared your positive and refreshing point of view. A happily new year to you & yours!
Tara, you’re too kind!
Hope 2016 is a good year you too.
Beautiful captures Jean! Love the perspective of looking through the hole and Times Gate… maybe its the time of year!
Val, I’m glad those photos resonated with you. They’re my favourites too.
Very impressive seas – glad all is well – here’s to a wonderful 2016
Many thanks, Robin. I’m raising my glass here as I write!!!
Stunning photographs! We went for a photo shoot early in the morning, before the storm hit the shore. My friend and I met in Bunmahon and took some photos. I didn’t feel well and went home at about 10-11. The sea was rough, but still Ok to compare with what you saw in Tramore 🙂 Do you know Paddy Tubbritt? He lives in Tramore, a landscape photographer. He posted similar pictures of The Promenade taken the same evening.
Hi Inese, glad you like the pics.
Yes, I know Paddy’s work and love it.
I hope you’re feeling back to yourself.
Staying at home these days, have to go to Clonmel next week, afraid of the floods. My heart goes out for all those poor people whose households have been destroyed 😦
I love your dramatic ocean photos — what a storm you had! I’ve been visiting the midwest, where we had some ice and snow, but they’re not a patch on that wind and water.
Sandy, glad you like them. They’ve involved a whole lot of wettings but that’s all part of the fun.
That second to the last photo is so sublime Jean. Just ahhh….
Hi Jewels, I’m glad you like it. The sea had a lovely sheen on it and there was a surreal misty look towards the horizon. Dreamy!
I love your picture of Garrarus Beach.
Love all those photos, Jean 🙂 Just imagine all that has passed through that gate and all the storms that castle has withstood!:) ♥ ❤