Many beautiful landscapes photographs from my first hike are finally here for you to enjoy on my blog. Read a few words about the hike, nature, rare plant that we found and look at the lovely bonus at the end of this article – pictures from little photoshoot of the rocks on top on Knocknagun. I truly felt in love with the rocks and I can’t stop looking at them.
There is so much that I would like to share with you about this hike and so many beautiful pictures. I could not possibly fit all of it in one article, so in this article is just first part of the trip from the start to the top of Knocknagun.
We parked our car close to the Boranaltry bridge near Glencullen. Me and my friend started the hike early so we were the first to park there. Only two or three more cars could fit in this spot.
The hike started of easy, walking slowly on the hiking path, part of Wicklow way.
The first picture below was taken from our parking spot. When I look at the images of the path I want to pack and go hiking again. Our hike started with a beautiful view!
We dived into the wild nature, abandoned the comfortable path and walked around river with a magical view of the real Irish nature.
There was a fence and we had to get over the fence, luckily for us there was quite a big hole in it. I know that there are fences and walls in Ireland everywhere, but it still surprised me to see a fence like this in the middle of nowhere. (See little bit about fences in WordPress daily challenge here: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/fence/ )
I was obsessed with taking pictures of the ground that I was walking on. All these plants, turf and all the puddles and little ponds, it was all new to me and exciting.
We found this little red plant. My friend wrote me the name of this plant in comments below this article so I am adding a little about this plant:.
Devil’s matchstick (Cladonia floerkeana) also known as “British soldier”
This plant is very sensitive to air pollution. It means that there is clean air in the area where we found it. Breathing fresh clean air, hm, hiking in Wicklow mountains is very healthy!
It is amazing feeling to finally see the top of the mountain that you are trying to reach.
Can you guess what happened when I finally arrived at the top?
Click on the link below and have a look.
After lovely lunch I walked around the rocks and admired the their beauty, perfect subject for little photoshoot. I love pictures of these rocks, the amazing shapes, the shadows and colors. What do you think? Can you see the faces of different animals? Try looking at them with your kids. They have wild imagination. Children would tell you stories about what they can see in these rocks.
Ma favorite picture is below. I was sitting on the rocks and looking at Prince Williams seat.
It does not look too far, but for me it was still long way to go.
From Knocknagun we walked to the Prince Williams seat, but that is a topic for another article with many more landscapes photos. Subscribe or follow my blog to be first to know when I post something new. Have you seen all the categories on my blog? Look to the right of the page, click on “Select category” and see the topics that I am writing about.
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