Ireland: A Field Trip to Inismor A Galway man asks if I have been to Ireland before. I tell him fifty years ago, with my mother, after my father passed away. He gives me a big hug to welcome me home when he hears my last name. He asks where I am next heading. I […]
Ireland Days #8-12 Storm Hannah is soon to arrive. I am grateful not to be on the ferry to the Aran Islands today, but tucked safely in to lodging, snug and warm, while the wind is whipping and the rain is lashing just outside where I sit. An hour or two to catch up on photos […]
Ireland Day #7 And on the seventh day, she takes a walk in The Burren, and rests.
Ireland Days #5-6 This is Fluffy, a harbor cat who lives in Portmagee. I think Fluffy sees a lot of travelers pass this way. He knows how to strike a pose. I board a small boat with ten others to visit The Skelligs. I hope to be able to walk the more than 600 steps […]
Ireland Days #3-4 Sometimes I think of coffee as a blessed brew served by an angel of mercy, and Day 3 begins with a perfect cup. Breakfasts here are hearty and delicious…enough to fuel one through an entire day.
Ireland Day #2 Before arriving at Newgrange on Ireland day #2, the bus pulls in at Howth Harbor for a latte and little walk around. One of my favorite signs of the day is this one. It seems perfect as during these weeks I am not thinking about recipes and writing deadlines. We load […]
Ireland Part 1 Here’s Part 1 of my trip to Ireland. Gretapie knew something was up on Sunday when I placed my fully loaded pack on the deck. After saying goodbye’s, my son drove me to Cindy’s. We had planned on walking on the ferry and then taking light rail to the airport, but