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A swim at Glenveagh national park.

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A swim at Glenveagh National Park
Irish landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Molly is our ten year old Golden Retriever and she just loves the water, here are some images of her as she was taking a swim the the lake at the Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal.

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland. Situated in the Northwest of Co. Donegal, Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 hectares in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals. These lands were managed as a private deer forest before becoming a national park in 1975. With the completion of public facilities Glenveagh National Park was officially opened to the public in 1986.



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25 responses

  1. These are great Nigel! I love the cloud contrasts and that big, wide river.

    I think Molly must be part otter. She’s really far out in that first image! Good for her. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚

      Yes . I always felt that she is more otter that she knows πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      January 24, 2014 at 5:17 pm

  2. Molly looks like she’s having the time of her life!

    January 24, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes , she is just mad for the water !!!!

      January 24, 2014 at 5:17 pm

  3. I love the photo with Molly’s head just poking out of the water! So cute!

    January 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    • Hello Andrew πŸ™‚

      Thank you , I will go tell her πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ !!!

      January 24, 2014 at 5:23 pm

  4. Glad to see that it was the dog who took the plunge into those icy waters and not you… πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    • Hello Patsy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Hahaha !!, Yes , I don’t think I could run in as quickly an stay in as long πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      January 24, 2014 at 5:19 pm

  5. David Patterson

    Beautiful girl (and countryside). Can’t keep a Golden out of the water!

    January 24, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    • Hello David πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you !!!

      No! , she so loves swimming very much , a walk without a river is just not the same !!! πŸ™‚

      January 24, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      • David Patterson

        Nigel… I have a wonderful 15 moth old Golden Retriever named Oliver who loves to swim in the ocean (in the summer since it’s so cold around here this time of year!).

        January 24, 2014 at 6:28 pm

  6. The water looks very cold, but it looks like Molly enjoyed it.

    January 24, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    • Hello Joan πŸ™‚

      Yes , she loves swimming so much and yes the water was very cold !

      She loves it just the same !!! πŸ™‚

      January 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm

  7. poppytump

    Hi Nigel … aw Molly … definitely being more dog πŸ˜‰
    Bet you ran mile when she came out shaking Lol
    Have a lovely weekend …

    January 24, 2014 at 6:45 pm

  8. Molly’s great! Is that some kind of push-on ferry, Nigel?

    January 24, 2014 at 6:49 pm

  9. Beautiful pictures. I almost didn’t notice the lovely scenery because I was busy looking at the gorgeous dog. πŸ˜€

    January 24, 2014 at 7:46 pm

  10. Excellent shots, I esp enjoy the action shots with Molly splashing into the water.

    My favorite though is the last one, such a dramatic shot and wonderful light in the clouds. Looks like it’d be just my kind of place to visit.

    January 24, 2014 at 9:45 pm

  11. Go Molly! Great images Nigel. I love the one of her swimming with the stick. : )))

    January 24, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    • Hello Anne and Monty πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , Molly sends big hugs to Monty πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      January 25, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      • : )))))) Monty sends big huge happy hugs back! : )))))

        January 26, 2014 at 4:48 am

  12. Retrievers certainly love the water – and Molly sure proves that fact!

    January 25, 2014 at 7:50 pm

  13. great photos! looks like it was a fun time:)

    January 28, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes , its great to see the love they have for the water πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      January 29, 2014 at 11:52 am

  14. Love you, Molly. πŸ™‚

    January 29, 2014 at 12:45 am

    • Hello Elen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      She sends a big smile back for that comment πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you !!!

      January 29, 2014 at 11:41 am

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