Yesterday my boy and I just needed to get out of the house. I was terribly ill the day before with a cold and even though I was still feeling quite weak I decided that we both needed to get out, get some fresh air and just blow the cobwebs away. I think we may have gotten a bit too much fresh air standing at the freezing seaside - which didn't seem that freezing whilst we were actually there but once I got into the car my fingers were painfully killing me from arthritis from the cold, however, my boy absolutely loved his trip to the beach, his favourite place, you can definitely tell that he's a little Aquarius. We went to a beach just five minutes away from our house, the very stoney and very scenic Cuskinny Beach. This lovely little beach is bang slap in the middle of Cork Harbour, the second biggest natural harbour in the world and the views are simply beautiful. You can see the opening of the harbour and it's great to watch all the boats and ships sailing in and out. It's such a lovely sun spot during the summer too but when we visited the sun was hidden on the horizon, the clouds were rolling in and it was quite dull, nonetheless we had a lot of fun together.
It was Tyler Lee's first time wearing his wellies and he took great advantage of them splashing in every pool on the beach and wading deep into the tide. The tide was out so he had lots of pools to splash in and throw stones in - his favourite thing to do at the beach. The cold doesn't phase him at all, I think he'd happily go swimming all year round if he could.
The view of the harbour is breathtaking. This is such a lovely scenic spot that people regularly just park up in their cars and read or collect their thoughts whilst looking out to sea.
|Does the song of the sea end at the shore or in the hearts of those who listen to it?|
|Heaven breaking through the clouds.|
|Splashing is the best fun, ever.|
|Another angle of the beach. It's said that the Headless Horseman gallops along on his horse here on dark nights, I don't want to find out whether or not that's true...|
|Sky looking like sunset during the day.|
|So much water for splashing, not enough feet to cover it all.|
|Running on water.|
If you ever find yourself on the island of Cobh I highly recommend a visit to Cuskinny Beach, it's such a peaceful spot and the views alone are worth the visit. My boy and I had great fun here on a cold winters day so you can only imagine how lovely it is in the summer months when it's warm enough for a paddle and the sun is splitting the stones. East Cork boasts so many beautiful beaches and coastal scenic spots, some of which are rarely visited making them true gems. Cuskinny is one of my favourite places to go and is definitely one of the hidden treasures on the southern Irish coast.