Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happened at Irish's Sheep's Head

According to Irishtrails: Sheep’s Head is the narrowest of the fingers of land that extend from the south west mainland of Ireland out into the Atlantic, between Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay. Hear's a picture from IrishTrails by Robert Shaw, showing a scenery on last Saturday:

This news from by Ralph Riegel  yesterday reports a tragic happening:
TWO friends are feared to have drowned when one apparently went to help the other after they were struck by freak waves and 130kph winds while walking along an exposed west Cork peninsula.
A major search operation off the Sheep's Head peninsula yesterday resulted in one body being recovered. The search for the second person is ongoing.
The men – named locally as Dutch national Roland Decker (32) and a 31-year-old German friend – flew into Cork last week from Amsterdam for a break in Kilcrohane village.
Mr Decker's mother owns a holiday property just outside the village. She spoke to them by phone on Saturday and learned of their plan to walk to a local lighthouse, where it is understood they hoped to take photos of the stormy seas.
Mrs Decker became concerned when she was unable to contact her son on Saturday evening and again on Sunday.
It is real heart aching to read story like this, it happened when they "plan to walk to a local lighthouse" to "take photos of the storm seas."  Isn't that something we all might wished to do at some point as a tourist ??? Our heart feels deeply for Mrs. Decker and other graving family members, may God bless their lost love one to rest in peace.

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