A REALLY WET DAY AT SALTHILL

JUNE 2018

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SALTHILL - ANOTHER WET DAY

ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO PHOTOGRAPH SALTHILL IN GALWAY [ IT RAINED AND RAINED AND RAINED]

The resort has suffered much damage due to extreme winter storms over the last few years.

I got the 401 bus from Eyre to Salthill Promenade - there is a bus every twenty minutes which is poor considering that Salthill is a popular resort.

To the best of my knowledge the bus fare is Euro 2.30 each way but as I have a travel pass I did not have to pay. Two gentlemen that I met on the bus told me that the frequency reduces to forty minutes at certain times of the day.

Last year I visited Salthill and had to abandon my plan to photograph the holiday resort because of the weather. This year over a three day period I visited four times and eventually there was an hour during which it was not raining. As the sky was overcast and as the light waspoor my images did not capture the colour of the resort.

When she was a child my mother, who is now 98, lived and went to school not far from Salthill which was at the time a very popular holiday destination. As I have never liked Irish seaside resorts and as my mother has always described Salthill as similar to Bray I never bothered visiting until 2015. While my mother’s description is accurate to some degree I would describe it as being more attractive than Bray.