Day 8 – Kinsale, Ireland
(I’ve joined Kate Motaung’s October challenge and decided to focus most of my 31 days of five-minute writing on favorite travel pictures. I am yearning to travel again but it’s just not possible now, so this is the next best thing.)
I recall the day so clearly — brilliant sunshine, warm temperatures, beauty in every direction that we looked. We had arrived in Ireland the day before, driving from Galway through Cork to our first bed and breakfast in Kinsale, a charming town on the southeast coast of Ireland. In the morning we began with a walk through the village, then a drive out of town, ending near this beautiful field of cows on the hill overlooking the Celtic Sea. The sun was so bright that all of the colors seemed saturated, artificial. We actually stopped for tea at a pub where we could watch the cows as we ate. It is one of the most bucolic pictures I’ve ever taken.
Kinsale itself is very special — so colorful and charming. Of course, we women loved the the small shops. That evening we went to a pub where the singing was great fun and the next day we bought a CD of Irish music to listen to in the car as we traveled around the country. To this day we often say it was one of our best trips.