This blog hasn’t seen many photos lately, and I feel terrible about it. Truth is, and this is going to sound like a bad excuse, I haven’t had time to take any.
But, like the title says, I’m going to Ireland this next week and I’m going to take a lot of photos. I hope to post a couple while there, but I can’t garuntee Internet access. I’ll post updates with the photos about how things are going and my thoughts and whatnot. I’ll keep a journal of what’s going on, and post that when I have access.
Things I’m looking forward too:
Seeing real castles that are as old as mideaval times. Day dreaming about what went on there, and generally fantasizing that things still happen like they did in Braveheart. (and yes, i know that movie takes place in Scotland and there’s Ireland and there’s Scotland and there’s a bloody sea (in the middle)).
Seeing the Cliffs of Moher and looking out across the sea and feeling the same yearning Legolas felt when he first hear the cry of the seagulls. I’ve written poems about the sea and the romance surrounding it. I just want to take a moment to sit at the edge of the cliffs and meditate a moment of the graduer of the scene, the raging waters, the great strength of the stone walls, and the vastness of the ocean.
Walking through small Irish towns, hearing people speak in Gaelic, and listening to the chatter of Irish voices and Irish accents.
Eating in cozy Irish pubs (sans alchohol), and listening to local musicians play their fiddles and pipes.
Walking along the coasts of the Aran Islands and visiting Dun Aengus, one of the oldest castles in Ireland and I think all of Britan.
Waking up each morning knowing I don’t have to work that day.
Spending time with my roomate (I haven’t seen him much these last several months of business).
Climbing to the top of Croagh Patrick, Irelands Holy Mountain, and seeing what many have called the best view in all of Ireland.
Visiting Cork, and staying with my roomates family friends, and seeing stoney and sandy beaches.
Taking pictures of everything that looks interesting and having particular fun with my 70-200mm lens.