M2523 : Windsurfing, Rusheen Bay

taken 9 years ago, near to Barna, Barna, Cloghscollia and Cappagh, Galway, Ireland

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Windsurfing, Rusheen Bay
Windsurfing, Rusheen Bay
A pair of young windsurfers in Rusheen Bay.
Rusheen Bay

Marked on old maps as White Strand, Rusheen Bay is a shallow and sheltered lagoon off Galway Bay, protected from the sea by a group of drumlins. Its sheltered nature makes it important for birdlife, as well as use by a windsurfing school situated on the north side of the bay. The south, west and northwest shores contain important saltmarsh, including examples of Mediterranean salt meadow and Atlantic salt meadow.

The southwest corner of the bay is separated from the sea by an isthmus to the south of which is the Blue Flag Silverstrand beach.

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M2523, 25 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Saturday, 13 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 January, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Estuary, Marine 
Near (from Tags)
Bearna  Barna 
Place (from Tags)
Rusheen Bay  White Strand 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 253 233 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.3289N 9:7.1836W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! M 253 236
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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