My spiritual home is a beach anywhere in Ireland that receives twice daily donations of flotsam and jetsam from the Atlantic. Ballydowane is about 15 minutes drive away and a perfect size for around an hour's beach combing. It is the best beach I have found so far in Waterford for beach plastic, the east coast being less blessed for this particular commodity than the west. Wandering the tideline, I have always taken close up photos of the detritus washed in and since a fortuitous visit to Spanish Point in County Clare, almost a year ago, have been manipulating these into kaleidoscopic images of what the ocean leaves behind. The results are so beautiful it has almost become an obsession.