Category Archives: Travel

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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Volcanos

This has been a volcano vacation.  Volcanic cones sit at either end of El Médano, Montaña Roja on the west, Montaña Pelada to the east.  I’ve climbed both, not long or strenuous hikes, but fascinating. Roja was formed by a coastal eruption and … Continue reading

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An Atlantic Playground

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and from what I’ve seen in a day and a half, it’s a perfect playground.  We’re staying on the beach in El Médano, and when I say on the beach, I mean … Continue reading

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Hazy Wonder

My friend Anne had told me southern India was quite different from the north, more relaxed, less crowded and intimidating. She and Peter were there in 1984 so I wondered if that was still true. It is. From the moment … Continue reading

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