Ireland. Romance of the harsh winds
Welcome to Lambie Island, where there are more animals than people.
Yes, let it not be as sunny and warm here as in the Maldives and other bounty islands. But surely there will be lovers of romantic, harsh winds and alternative landscapes in terms of aesthetics. The main thing is privacy, which only the elect can afford. Along with the feeling that the world belongs exclusively to you.
And yet - there are more animals than people. Welcome to the island Lambay, which, by the way, is not far from the east coast of the Irish Sea.
"Lambay" in Old Norse means "island of lambs", in Irish sounds like Rechru, in Irish Reachra.
The most curious thing is that this island, approximately 2.5 square kilometers in size, is privately owned and has belonged to the Baring family of bankers for over a hundred years.
Due to the fact that Lambay rises 127 meters above sea level, no one will ever see how Baring lives.Is that on the copter fly. But since we are law-abiding people, we will not invade private ownership in such a brazen way.
Despite the fact that the island is quite inhabited, it manages to exist more than a hundred different animals, including deer, hares, seals, dolphins and a myriad of birds.
The island gained notoriety after the shipwreck of the Tayleur liner in 1854 happened off its shores. In honor of this, a memorial cross is installed here.
And here is an interesting story. When the 1980s in the Dublin Zoo there was an uncontrolled increase in the reproduction of animals called the wallabies (from the family of marsupials, actually kangaroos), some of them were moved to more or less wild conditions and Lambay for this purpose came at an opportune moment.
Thus, the wallaby population has grown even more. “A few Wallabies were brought here by my father Rupert Barring back in the fifties of the last century. That was one of his experiments,” says Milli Barring.
According to her, the climatic conditions of Lambay are very close to the Tasmanian - there is also cool and windy."When it is sunny, the kangaroo takes shelter in the bushes in the central part of the island, and from the cold sea winds take refuge among the rocks in the northern part of Lambay." But we, unfortunately, were not lucky enough to admire these creatures.
It is hard to believe, but on Lambey (in any case, according to the data of 2011), only 6 people live permanently. At the same time, there are a couple of castles (including a guest) and even a golf club. Apart from outbuildings.