Essence of Ireland in 1800 Miles – Part 13

It seems like it has been months since we have been to Ireland, since we have been to Maine twice just recently.  I have been busy, busy packing and unpacking, clicking and editing since we have returned.  I wish to finish posting pictures of the most beautiful place we have ever been.   I took these images in Northern Ireland.  We were there a couple of days.  This is one of the days.  As you can see we covered much ground on the full day we were there.  We explored an old castle and then went the the Giant’s causeway, along with the Giant’s pipes.  We went across the swinging bridge as well on that day, along with a local fishing harbor.  Such fun, such sights –   Amazing creation by the hand of our Almighty God!  Praises for the opportunity!

Essence of Ireland in 1800 Miles – Part 11

After visiting Cong, we continued to explore the Connemara district.  We headed north where the Twelve Ben mountains mix with countless bog areas, lakes and farms.  Beautiful, beautiful , everywhere we looked.  Many, many sheep farms…so many with weather that kept many pictures from being taken.  I know you can agree that I certainly did get many anyway!

Essence of Ireland in 1800 Miles – Part 9

I can hardly believe it has been almost a month since we were in Ireland.  We have been in Maine for a week with our friends, so writing updates on our saga of Ireland has been somewhat delayed.  Now that we are home, I will continue to share our special vacation journey.  The images that I have shared today are from our trip out to the largest of the Aran Islands, on Irelands west coast.  This island is Innish Moir.  One interesting fact we learned was they didn’t have electrical service until the 1970’s and sheep don’t do well on the island, contrary to everyone’s perception.  Most of the aran sweaters that you purchase, even in Ireland, are made by machine.  Though, there are people who knit them on the island and will gladly take your measurements and ship you a sweater when it is completed.  This rocky island  is as beautiful as everywhere else in Ireland.  We certainly enjoyed our boat ride and tour.  Michael got to take a day off from planning our routes for the day.  Though we missed the Cliffs of Moire….these cliffs on the island were similar.  I hope you enjoy the scenes we saw on this day.