Dingle is a rather remote part of Ireland. The guidebooks list only two internet sources – both pay as you go internet cafes. However, we found that the pub closest to our house (about a mile) has free wifi! Therefore, our posts for the next 3 weeks will be dependent upon our being in the pub. In two days I’ve already had my fill of ale. Today I’m drinking Bulmar’s hard cider (4%) instead of ale.
Last night we were here for music. It was the latest we’ve been out for a long time…midnight. We met a young couple and had a great time. They are an Irish lad from Dublin and a Danish lass studying in Dublin. They are staying at the campground across the road from our house. We shared a table and much good cheer throughout the evening. That accounts for my abbreviated posts. We came over today for lunch and found that they don’t do food until 4 PM. However, since we’re here we will do some posts anyway. Jean should be posting with some of her photos.
Today the weather has turned foggy and misty. There is not an iota of sunshine to be seen. We slept late and spent some time organizing photos from yesterday. I sketched outlines for two paintings – one acrylic and one watercolor – that I will begin later. The area is so filled with beautiful scenery that there is no end to subjects to paint.
Tomorrow our friends Norman and Janet should arrive. Hopefully the weather will clear for good sightseeing while they are here.
Sounds wonderful, Paul. I expect you both to return with a carton of paintings and drawings, followed by a gala exhibit at a Seattle gallery (or two). Enjoy yourselves to the fullest.