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Bád Eddie

Bád Eddie

When I was in County Donegal, Ireland in June, I drove to the coastal town of Bunbeg to photograph a shipwreck that ran ashore on Magheraclogher Beach in the early 1970's, known by the locals as Bád Eddie. Bád in Gaelic is "boat", so basically translated, it is Eddie's boat. When I arrived, the clouds were clearing and it was low tide, so I was able to walk right up to Eddie.. I chatted with a couple of local families enjoying the beach on this great summer day. Incredibly friendly, as all of the Irish are, they took an interest in my desire to photograph their local landmark and took turns looking through my camera as I composed various images. I am not sure what I enjoyed more, the chance to photograph this amazing shipwreck or the time spent getting to know the families on the beach. It was a wonderful afternoon and one of my best memories from Ireland.

Bád Eddie Angled