Sunday, November 15, 2020

A Donegal 'sea serpent' from Rathmullan in 1929

Living at the shore I have always wanted to find a sea monster. During Lockdown I got up at sunrise a few times when it aligned with the time of high tide, and one morning I saw a large pale curved shape break the surface of the water about 100m from shore for a few seconds, and then disappear under again. A friend who knows reckons that the photo below is probably a partly decomposed basking shark. The crew of the Girl Evelyn fishing boat must have had a hard time getting this monster ashore.

Here's a bit of a tree that washed up one day on the shore at the end of our road after a stormy night in November 2019.