Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Virtual walk on the beach 31 August 2011

A virtual walk to the beach for all those who were in school today or have to be there tomorrow. And for anyone else who wants to join in.

8.45am Wednesday 31 August 2011

Flat except for a half foot wave inshore. Calm, slight offshore.


Low 01.49 0.2m
High 07.54 4.3m
Low 14.02 0.3m
High 20.10 4.4m

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

7.45am Tuesday 30 August 2011

Flat except for a choppy half foot inshore with a light force 2 westerly breeze.

Low 01.10 0.3m
High 07.13 4.2m
Low 13.21 0.3m
High 19.28 4.4m

Monday, 29 August 2011

7.15am Monday 29 August 2011

From the cliff it looks flat but a walk to the beach reveals a choppy 1 foot breaking inshore with a force 3 westerly onshore breeze.

Low 00.31 0.4m
High 06.35 4.0m
Low 12.40 0.5m
High 18.46 4.3m

Below, some local flora and fauna. Note the grass of Parnassus, one of the rarer flowers to be found in Rossnowlagh. (Don't commit the crime of trying to transplant to your garden. It can't survive away from its native wet clay grassy banks) Lots of yarrow and blue knapweed also growing on roadsides during August. And naturalized garden escapees fuschia and montbretia are everywhere.
Ballyshannon/Rossnowlagh and surrounds are a unique area for flowers and butterflies. For detailed information on local flora and fauna check Anthony Begley's new book Ballyshannon - Genealogy and History (History includes a detailed chapter on natural history) at

Sunday, 28 August 2011

7.15am Sunday 28 August

Fairly flat but a small 1 foot breaking close to the beach. Breeze is force 3 north northwesterly on/cross.

High 05.56 3.7m
Low 11.58 0.7m
High 18.07 4.0m

Below, a rainbow that came close up during one of yesterday's showers.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

7.45am Saturday 27 August 2011

A choppy 1 foot this morning with a fresh force 3 northerly cross shore breeze. You can see from the bit of blue sky in the west that back to school fine weather starts today.

High 05.17 3.4m
Low 11.15 1.0m
High 17.27 3.7m
Low 23.49 0.7m

Friday, 26 August 2011

7.10am 26 August 2011

Flat, apart from little half footers close to the beach. There is a barely perceptible south south easterly off/cross shore breeze.

High 04.32 3.1m
Low 10.29 1.2m
High 16.47 3.4m
Low 23.07 0.9m

Below, last night's sky

and this morning, autumn creep - misty dunes and seafog rolling in from the west: