Welcome to my Blog!!! I decided to add a blog to this website since I am going to be traveling soon. Since a lot of the photos I will be taking, will eventually end up on this website, I figured that it would be a good place to put the blog about it!!! Enjoy!
Sunset/Foliage/History walk around Horn Pond
When: Sunday, Oct. 15th @ 4:00 pm
Where: The Pump-house parking lot at the south end of the Pond
What: We will walk clockwise around the Pond so as to arrive on Arlington Road for sunset.
We will talk about the history of Horn Pond both natural and man-made, and the natural
environment as it pertains to the foliage we might see.
This walk is suitable for all ages. We will be on the pavement at all times so it is suitable for strollers. Please no pets.
The Ancient East
After we left Dublin and picked up our car, we headed to the town of Trim. Even though our GPS was weird, it brought us to a main road junction and there was our B&B right in front of us! As it turned out, our B&B host was a wealth of information about the Castle which was only about a ten minute walk across the street and into a field which was the parkland of Trim Castle, known as the Prochy fields. There are several ruins in this parkland including the “Sheep’s Gate” and the “Yellow Steeple” (so named because it looks very yellow in the sunset I was told by a gentleman I met walking). It was overcast and threatening rain but we walked through the field down to the town center to a great restaurant for diner (recommended by our B&B host). We were very hungry so we didn’t stop to admire the ruins and when we left the restaurant there was a light rain so we walked straight home.
The next day we were picked up by our first tour guide Martin, from Beautiful Meath Tours, and off we headed for the “Ancient East” (Newgrange & Knowth). From there we headed to the Hill of Slane. It was beautiful, a good walk with a fascinating history (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slane)! After that we had lunch and had planned to head to Tara, but the traffic in that direction was tied up for miles (four traffic accidents as it turned out) so Martin took us to a place called Monasterboice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monasterboice) where we saw beautiful ruins and two of the best High Celtic Crosses in all of Ireland! We never got to Tara.
The following day we were leaving to go back to Dublin to pick up our other sister at the airport, so I got up early and walked the route back to Trim Castle. It was a beautiful day, clear and bright! I took photos of several of the ruins and the Castle Keep, (it wasn’t open yet as it was too early) as well as the “Curtain”, (the wall that surrounds the Keep and the land around it). There were several other ruins which I never got to as I was hurrying to get back, have my breakfast and head out to the airport!
I have uploaded the next Collection entitled "The Ancient East". Hope you enjoy!
At last, I’ve got the first installment of photos from Ireland uploaded. There are two collections so far, one for Dublin and one for Northern Ireland. These are the first four days of the trip. We covered a lot of ground in those 4 days. Just look for the folder labeled Ireland! Enjoy!
More to come soon!
Well, I’m back! Got in early evening on Thursday. Finished downloading my over 3000 photos and am now in the process of making multiple copies of everything: my desktop, my laptop and a portable hard drive. It’s going to take me a long time to process them. I figure I will do the best of the highlights of each place and get them into galleries on my Innitou Photo website. Then I will go back and take a closer look to see what else should be added. There are multiple shots of at least 60% taken at different exposures. Plus a good deal of shots of relatives! So I am not actually going to be processing all 3000 + photos! Thank goodness!
If anyone is interested, I have compiled a few tips for traveling to Ireland and traveling in general!!! It is long, so just skip this part if you want. If you want to read it, just scroll down after the photos. Ladies View The view from the top of Blarney Castle!
Here are some photos of Mizen Head. I walked all the way out to the end to the Signal Light. It was a great day and I got some fabulous photos. The bridge is concrete so it is very sturdy. Long walk but worth every second! Going out you go down a slopping trail but coming up you climb 99 steps!!!
Mizen HeadOne of the views of the Atlantic on the way to Mizen Head Bridge. The End of Mizen HeadThe view from the very end of the trail at Mizen Head Light. The BridgeLooking back after crossing Mizen Head Bridge. Mizen BridgeMizen Bridge crosses a gouge separating the island that the Mizen Head Light is on and the mainland. Mizen Head viewThe view from the trail leading out to Mizen Head Light.