Saturday, September 17, 2022

Cork Harbour Mini-tour. Including White Bay, Rostellan, Whitegate and Roches Point.

Cork Harbour Mini-tour.  Including White Bay, Rostellan, Whitegate and Roches Point.

The cruise liner Spirit of Adventure, docked in Cobh,
as seen from Rostellan.
The route for this little tour of part of the eastern side of Cork Harbour:
from Midleton, follow the Whitegate Road which takes you through Rostellan and Aghada and into Whitegate. From here, follow signs for Roches Point (you'll pass Trabolgan on the way). The unsigned large car park for White Bay will be on your right. It is a good (steepish in parts) walk to the bay but well surfaced all the way down. From the car park, turn right for Roches Point which is just a couple of kilometres away. Road is narrow enough, so take it handy.

ESB, Aghada. You'll also see some of the oil refinery.

Fort Davis (left) and White Bay in far right corner.

Corn fields over White Bay

Cobh, with Spike Island in front, from Roches Point

Cobh, from Whitegate

Cobh, from Rostellan

Camden Fort Meagher, left and centre; Ringaskiddy on right

The neck of the harbour, Fort Davis (right) and directly across
is Camden Fort Meagher, from White Bay

Camden Fort Meagher

From White Bay car park. Camden Fort Meagher is across left and centre
with Ringaskiddy on right

On White Beach, with Camden Fort Meagher away on the left.

Bunnyconnellan, from the other side!

Taken from White Bay car park. Away on the left is Camden Fort Meagher,
Ringaskiddy is far centre while Fort Davis is close right,
White Bay below.

Roches Point lighthouse (not open to the public)

Roches Point lighthouse, with ship on horizon

Roches Point lighthouse, with ship on horizon, 
from White Bay car park.

Ringaskiddy, from White Bay car park

Ringaskiddy, far centre, with White Bay below.
Taken from White Bay car park


White Bay, with tide in

A lone swimmer at White Bay with Roches Point lighthouse

Houses near Roches Point lighthouse

Just pulled up in White Bay to do a bit of fishing

Ringaskiddy, from White Bay

From Roches Point lighthouse

Rostellan memory

Roches Point lighthouse

Roches Point lighthouse at end of street

Spirit of Adventure visiting Cobh.
Photo taken from Rostellan, the small boats by the pier there.

Against the sun at White Bay

White Bay with Ringaskiddy in centre of picture.

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