Monday, 12 November 2018

TRANQUILITY

This blog has returned to normal, well whatever normal is... This blog is a continuation of our holiday in Co. Clare and the photos are those that were taken in the early morning immediately after my first nights sleep in a strange bed. A single bed at that, which in itself felt strange, not having the comfortable companionship of a sleeping partner immediately next to me. 



The dawn light breaks lovingly through in the eastern sky.



On the horizon the low fog and the sea reflects the dawn lights.
And all is tranquil.



Looking to the northeast-ish.





Our holiday home and the replaced Bentley catches the early light.


Long shadows are cast upon the ground, typical for the time of the year.


The small harbour of Ballyvaghan with its fishing boats sit silently shrouded under 
Cappanwalla and Gleninagh Moutains of The Burren.




Later that day we visited an Arts and Crafts Exhibition where Jane met a local artist Helen Lowe.
 It turned out, unknown to me, that they are Facebook friends ! 


There are more photo's to share with you because I really do want to show case
this part of Ireland with you all.

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful part of the country. The farmer and I spent a holiday in and around the Burren a few years ago.

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    1. A memorable time for you Weaver. Thank you for commenting.

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  2. Beautiful! Next time pop down to see us in Kinvara!

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    1. Thanks Geraldine we will try and do that. We didn't do so because of having Toby dog with us.

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  3. Hi Mel - Co Clare is indeed beautiful - stunning photos ... and loved seeing Jane and Helen - sounds like you had a lovely time - cheers Hilary

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    1. Quite correct Clare Hilary. Co Clare is indeed a very picturesque county.

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  4. Jack L said :
    Very nice pictures with some truly panoramic vistas..really capture the sun-set light ! These really do remind my of our own little cottage at Ballindereen, except we didn't have such dramatic views of the sea and the Burren.

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    1. Never mind Jack you were in Co. Galway. So may be next time try to stay in West Clare.

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  5. Some lovely art work with Helen. I especially like the two big ones of trees that we can see. The views around the holiday home are great. The perfect Irish location. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hello Rachel thank you very much for the comments. You can find more of Helen's work using an ancient Egyptian technique here on https://www.facebook.com/quinartshop/?eid=ARA9vRWw4BZ5Qv2KGD_Sj166BUQc8cAVzlIDQ2op6Nhw21wKA6RhIvAT_cWb1JWnP2Dgr91cHQTjSTeI&timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=100007084533564&fref=tag

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  6. Oh, so beautiful. Everything and everyone!

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    1. Many thanks Mitchell it was an enjoyable few days away.

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  7. We've had a lot of gorgeous sunsets like this lately

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    1. Oh that is very interesting Simon.Then it must be that what starts off with us as a Sunrise terminates with you at sunset then ?

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  8. I don't do FARCE BOOK on purpose … but live and let live, eh? ... friend H … Much love, cat.

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  9. Tranquillity indeed. "Cappanwalla" - now there's a name that catches the ear.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Graham and now for the name that catches the ear.
      Now that name 'Cappanwalla' is all to do with the shape of the hill Capp is a shoe lath, An is the, and Walla is wall so a Shoe- lath- wall is my best interpretation!

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