Travel: Postcards From The Irish Isles

When you get the weather, Ireland can't be beat.
Since you don't always "get the weather" you usually find the most idyllic beaches and winding country roads lined with stone walls and creeping vines of blackberries, empty and quiet. If you venture away from mainland Ireland to an even more isolated island then the quietness is compounded, but spiced with a warm, welcoming sense of community whenever you stumble into the island pub to rest your weary feet. There's one taxi man on the island, but so far we've managed to go from one end to the other on foot, sometimes buffeted and buoyed by wind in the evenings. After a few days you get used to the island ryhthm and can easily imagine spending more of your days here...


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