Ireland: Part 1

How is it already June 18? Is this a trick??

What a wild month and a bit since I last checked in! I finished up all that pesky schoolwork I came over here to do and have barely stopped moving since. I have so many stories I want to tell properly, but that requires having the time to sit down and type them out and I haven’t been alone since May 28. I promise to get to them eventually, but in the meantime, please enjoy a brief photo recap of the last two days of May.

Months ago when Kristina, my beautiful belligerent Swede, came to visit, we talked hypothetically about meeting up in Ireland when I finished studying. After many emails back and forth about dates, possible routes, and the addition of her lovely beau Scotty, it fell into place and on May 28 we all hopped planes to Dublin, a train to Killarney, and a car through the windy roads of Western Ireland. It pleases me to no end that after meeting in Canada and moving to Sweden and Amsterdam, we were all able to reconvene in an entirely new place. I like this world.

Train Buddies
Train Buddies.
View outside our B&B in Killarney.
View outside our B&B in Killarney.
Muckross Abbey. A rather pretty spot to be buried.
Muckross Abbey. A rather pretty spot to be buried.
In her element.
In her element.
Can't get enough of this lil' cutie.
Can’t get enough of this lil’ cutie.
Tiny stalactite forming in Muckross Abbey.
Tiny stalactite forming in Muckross Abbey.
Ring of Kerry.
Ring of Kerry.
Photo stolen from Scott Bolton
Photo stolen from Scott Bolton
Portmagee, home of delicious fish and chips.
Portmagee, home of delicious fish and chips.

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Walk to the Kerry Cliffs
Walk to the Kerry Cliffs.
Vertigo inducing.
Vertigo inducing.
Meeting dogs at every opportunity.
Meeting dogs at every opportunity.

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Beach at Kenmare.
Flower filled beach in Kenmare.
Power couple.
Power couple.
Why such different colours?? I find Ireland's geology very intriguing.
Why such different colours?? Ireland’s geology is very intriguing.
Stopped to stretch our legs in Killarney National Park
Stopped to stretch our legs in Killarney National Park.

Ever changing topography.
Ross Castle
Ross Castle.
Killarney National Park.
Killarney National Park.

So much green. So much beauty. So many more stories to tell. Soon.

Next time: channeling Frodo through the Wicklow Mountains.

xoxoxo

Ireland: Part 1