Travel Theme: Grey (Not all vacations are blue sky & sunshine!)
When I saw Ailsa’s travel theme of ‘Grey’, I knew I’d have endless sources of contribution from our recent vacation. Twelve days in Ireland (and 4 in London), and only two were completely rain free. The Irish, known for talking about the weather, were berating the “worst summer in a decade“. As one woman put it, “two and a half weeks ’til the bairns go back to school, and they’ve not had summer yet.” Most of our days we managed to dodge showers. We did have two, thoroughly miserable, soggy wet ones, but a horse race on a beach, and a wander through what appeared to be tropical rainforest with a waterfall did alleviate those. For this theme, I’ve easily focused on the grey – and shown that you can still enjoy a holiday without tropical, picture perfect, weather!
Tourist Links for those interested:
Newcastle, Co. Down – Discover Northern Ireland (Can also refer an incredible B&B)
Maghera – Old Church
Titanic Belfast – well worth a visit!
Roundstone – Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
Murphy’s Farmhouse – near Castlemaine, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Inch Beach/Strand – (Sammy’s restaurant was excellent too!)
Ross Castle – Killarney National Park