Another view of the Gallarus Oratory in Ireland (see below).
Yesterday we took a train across Ireland, from Gallway to Dublin. Then caught an early morning flight across the Irish Sea to Edinburgh, and here we are. We lucked out, as pretty much throughout this trip, by finding a nice B&B. It’s an old Victorian building with a big park out in front, and right now I’m looking out the window into a quiet cul-de-sac. We’re going to spend two or three days here and then head south in a rental car.
I haven’t really had time to write about this trip yet. The last two weeks have seemed like half a lifetime of adventure. Coming back to Ireland for the first time in 35 years, I found the country much changed in standard of life, but still the same in spirit and beauty. 35 years ago, in a pub, I saw a twinkling light in an old Irishman’s eyes. I realized that leprechauns are not really flesh and blood humans, but mischievous spirits that reside in many of the Irish.
I’ll try writing about the trip sometime in the next few weeks.