Monthly Archives: June 2011

Blasket Island Photos and a New Painting

Here are a few photos from our trip to Great Blasket Island yesterday. Jean will be posting some of hers as well. A few explanations: black-faced sheep are used for meat, not wool. Their wool is too kinky and stiff … Continue reading

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Great Blasket Island

Today we arose early (8:00 am) and drove to Dunquin to get the Blasket Island ferry. If you’ve seen Ryan’s Daughter, you’ve seen Dunquin. We finally got to the island at about 11 after a few wrong turns to find … Continue reading

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Ireland . . .

If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute and it will be different. I’ve never been a place where that is so true. It’s so changeable that it’s difficult to get a good exposure on photos. You set the … Continue reading

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Another Day in Dingle

Yep, here we are spending another sunny, cloudy, rainy, warm, cold day in Dingle. I’m sure some of our friends will make more jokes about the name of this peninsula (you know who you are). The weather changes drastically every … Continue reading

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Irish Summer

We are lying low in our stone house today. (Except for this trip to the local pub to make this post.) The winds have returned to about 35 mph. It is cloudy, but so far no rain. The wind is … Continue reading

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County Clare and the Cliffs of Moher

On Friday we drove and ferried to County Clare. A drive across the county brought us to the Cliffs of Moher. These cliffs rise about 800 feet from the sea and are lauded by all the tourist books. It would … Continue reading

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Some Kerry Photos

On Thursday we drove the Ring of Kerry with Norman and Janet. Killarney National Park began the ring, but iron age forts, potato famine cottages, beautiful coastal scenery, great food, and narrow roads all contributed to a great day. Here … Continue reading

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The Best of Dingle (So Far)

Here are some of my favorite photos of Dingle so far. You may have noticed that I also have completed two paintings. The fences and mountain picture is a watercolor. Smerwick Harbor is done with acrylics.

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The Best of London’s Art and Other Musings

This will be my last London post until we return there in October. …………. I’d hidden these away in a folder, then after my last post remembered them and went looking and found them. These are my favorites from those … Continue reading

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London Sights

These are some of the sights of London that caught my eye, There are a lot of the Barcalona fans. It was fun seeing them. London, well it was brilliant.

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