Tuesday, September 15, 2015
I grabbed one of the early buses, so I can be there bright and early, that way I hoped to finish as fast as possible with a bit of time left for sightseeing. I always use GoBus when I travel. For me they are the most comfortable and reliable. It takes two hours and a half to get from Galway to Dublin, but the GoBus is so comfy, the time passes very fast especially if there is something to occupy yourself with - a book, a phone, a laptop....
Once in Dublin there was no time for fun or aimless walking around. Nevertheless, I did feel like a tourist for a day which was really great and relaxing, I dutifully took my camera out for a spin and grabbed a few shots on the way from and back to the bus stop.
Unfortunately my business concluded right on time for the returning bus ride home so I almost had to run. This is provincial life for you, not much time for entertainment when you go to Dublin on business. Hopefully next time.....
Thursday, September 3, 2015
As I walk the bogs and winding roads of Connemara for the last few weeks I have this tight felling in my chest that this is the last of the summer for this year.
Honestly, we hardly had any summer, the sky was constantly wrapped in swirling clouds, it rained most of the time while all Europe was roasting slowly and painfully under the hot sun. But not here of course.
Not in Ireland. Why do you think Ireland is so famous for its fabulous bushy green forests and wonderful green fields where happy cows and sheep graze lazily. It's all the lovely rain that makes it happen of course!!
Before the rushes start turning orange and rusty in the bogs, before the trees change their attire from dark green to light brown or golden and the leaves start to fly with the wild Connemara winds I have to share some of my last photos of this Summer before it is gone completely.
I have to say Goodbye to Summer properly. Walk Connemara with me.
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A small collection of the flowers I found that day during my walk
And of course my companions ;-)
Thank you for being with me
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