Sunday, August 9, 2015

2nd Day in Ireland: The Northern Irish Shore

The following photos actually come before the last post.  I got my order mixed up.  This is what we saw on our way up to the Giant's Causeway.

 We learned these were Belted Galloways or so the man walking behind us informed us.  He was from New Zealand and was traveling across Europe by working varous jobs.  One of them was as a dairy hand.

We finally checked into our hostel, crashed for several hours, then arose to eat some fish and chips at a shop down the street.  We then returned to our hostel and to bed to arise early and get on a bus to Northern Ireland.

 Coast of Northern Ireland

I can see why the Irish have a  rich history of  myth and folklore.  Truly Ireland is a fairy land.

My husband, Josh, took most of these photos since I left my camera at home.  He likes birds, so they get their fair share of shots in these photos.

Josh with the scenery.

We had to cross a rope bridge to get to this breathtaking place.

This is only the first couple of days.  We haven't even started the main part of our trip which was biking down the Rhine River in Germany.
Hopefully the rest of my photo tour will be in order.


  1. What beautiful photos!! You are so fortunate to be able to take such a trip and make so many wonderful memories. Have an awesome time!!

    I've been down the Rhine, so I'm looking forward to those photos!

    1. Hi Cleopatra! You are so right! For years I never traveled and thanks to a friend a couple of years ago, she showed me that you can if you figure out the nitty gritty and realize it's more realistic than you think! Have a great day!

  2. More great photographs.

    It looks like you had such a great visit to Ireland.

    I think that there is something to the fact that such a magnificent landscape is tied to such rich folklore.

    1. Hi Brian. I agree with you. I am fascinated by the origins of folk lore and surely our environment colors that. I wonder why folklore doesn't seem to exist anymore, with its rich and fertile imagination. But maybe I'm wrong about that. Have a great week.


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