Category Archives: Outdoors

Lichen On His Stone

I hadn’t been to visit Eric’s grave for a long time. Six months? More? I’m quite sure there was no lichen on the rose granite headstone the last time I was there. Now there is. I thought, this looks like … Continue reading

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October Swim

Full wetsuit, bathing cap, goggles. Warm clothes to put on as soon as we get out of the water. A tentative wade off the small beach to make sure the water temperature hasn’t unexpectedly dipped into an intolerable range. It … Continue reading

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Clifden to Donegal

David and I love open air swimming, so we had it on our list of must-do’s in Ireland to get into the northern Atlantic at least once. Our second day at Dolphin Beach Guest House in Clifden we took our … Continue reading

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In and Out of Clouds

Ireland is constantly in and out of clouds, so it only makes sense that David and I have been walking in and out of clouds. On Saturday we crossed a ridge from Ardgroom to Lauragh, climbing a steep pitch off … Continue reading

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Ireland – U.S. Cultural Exchange: Craft Beer and House Painting

The Irish have certainly figured out exuberant and charming paint color for houses. The villages we’re walking through on the Beara Peninsula have houses painted in over-the-top colors, but it works. What doesn’t work is the craft beer. In Cork, … Continue reading

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And We’re Off

David and I have been in Ireland since Monday morning, but didn’t start our walk of the Beara Way until today. We spent Monday and Tuesday in Cork, which is a lively and scruffy-around-the-edges small city. We walked a lot, … Continue reading

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Silver Water

Though David and I have been renting a camp on Jenness Pond, a few miles from our house, for over a week now, we’ve only just started staying here at night. There’s been a wonderful assortment of people filling the … Continue reading

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