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04 December 2007 @ 10:40 am
Ireland in image part I - Doolin  
I am very much in need of some good thoughts, my friends, so that is bad news for you. Here starts the Ireland saga; prepare for the huge entry, one of many, though cut for your convenience.

I have been to Ireland this August, 15-28/07, and I decided I should go on vacation more often. I have no means of describing how awesome it was and how much I fell in love with the country (thus I hope I can transfer some of those summer feelings to you through the pictures). I went there with a good friend and came back with the significant other.

The first whole day after arrival at the Shannon airport late in the night; Shannon airport, Ennis, sightseeing in Doolin.


Early morning at the Shannon airport


The vampire-thing-building I have had dedicated to me; Ennis


Sun ! There is sun ! And the sunglasses. Sunglasses are good for you, I am all for sunglasses. Sumerfeeling


Doolin, towards the Cliffs of Mohar (the high flat surface you do not see there far on the horizon)


The better side of Doolin




After the rain comes ... where is the gold ?




At this point, I was ecstatic with all the water, and had to be literally dragged back to our camping site by my companion

The next day, we went troo and climbed our illegal way up to the Cliffs of Mohar:










A little left. No, a little to the right. Wait, step back ... nooo; to the left please. What did I just say ?


The 'visitors center'; part of the very limited area where tourists are officially allowed. Given we just climbed over the fence (to a great surprise of the look-at-me-being-a-macho photograph-taking real tourists) after seeing so much of the cliffs the real tourists confined to the highway along the cliff could only dream of, we had quite a good time observing and categorizing the phenomenon of the real tourism. Now run for the souvenirs !

I have something to torture you with during the long winter evenings that are to come, because as you see, we came back with loads of pictures and these above have been two days out of the two weeks.




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Anncathann on December 4th, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)
Eindelijk ! Foto's en vertelsels over Ierland.

Hou je vooral niet in en laat de rest ook komen. Ik vind het fijn te lezen hoe het daar was en hoe jij het daar vond en hoe je je daar geamuseerd hebt. En die foto's, ja, die zijn gewoon prachtig.
Het is daar mooi, zo ruw en wild. Machtig.

Die foto met de regenboog is heel speciaal.
Happily ever aftershi_illegitima on December 4th, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
Tsss, pak je juist die. Zal Dorian graag horen ... en zal ik voor de komende paar weken horen *rolleyes*
Anncathann on December 4th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
Ah, hadden jullie het er ook al over ? Interessant :D

Welke vind jij speciaal ?
Happily ever aftershi_illegitima on December 4th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
Eh ? Ik bedoel dat die regenboogfoto eentje is die HIJ gemaakt heeft ... tussen die hopen van MIJ.

Van deze set ? De eerste, en daarna denk ik dat water met die stenen, maar zowiezo, al die zee ... zucht. Ik zou zo terug gaan.
Anncathann on December 4th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
Ow :D Ja sorry. Alle andere zijn ook prachtig natuurlijk. Er zitten er verschillende tussen die 'posterwaardig' zijn.

Plan om volgende zomer samen terug te gaan. Iets om naar uit te kijken :)
Happily ever aftershi_illegitima on December 4th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC)
Ja, daar hebben we het ook al over gehad; wij zijn met foto's teruggekomen waarvan vele beter zijn dat wat je daar op kaartjes krijgt. Belachelijk, eigenlijk.

Volgende zomer ... hm ja, we hebben ook al Polen daar op die meertjes op de boot samen met een paar dagen Praag, en eigenlijk ook een strandvakantie, en nog ieder eigen plannen, en en en ... is gewoon te veel, en te weinig tijd.
VTgrrlvtgrrl on December 4th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, I adore Ireland. Pictures of the Shannon airport brought back memories! I can't wait to see more.
Happily ever aftershi_illegitima on December 4th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
Heh. Do you remember those horrible uncomfortable metal seats ? We spent the first night on them x| and never again, I say.
Blackbird singing...raveness_d on December 4th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
One of my dream destinations. Thank you for sharing.
Happily ever aftershi_illegitima on December 5th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
With the other dream destinations being ... ?

I'm glad to see you around :)
graziagrazia on December 4th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
So beautiful! I want to go too!

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Happily ever aftershi_illegitima on December 5th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
Pack in, go together 8) ?
Jantienmeilliyon_ on December 4th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
Ireland <33 I love that place so much, and I'm really happy to live here now.
Happily ever aftershi_illegitima on December 5th, 2007 08:25 am (UTC)
Too bad you live on the other side of the country :p but yes, it's amazing. If you have a thing for that raw and wild of Ireland (and pubs ! With music; o-ooh all that water and grass and history in it ! It's the flutes, I tell you). I will be back someday.
Jantienmeilliyon_ on December 5th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
A bus to Limerick is only E18 for a return... And that's pretty much on the other side of the country. That's why I like Cork and Limerick better then Dublin, music everywhere. And yes, the flutes.. And the bodhran (the small Irish drums).
Happily ever aftershi_illegitima on December 6th, 2007 09:13 am (UTC)
Or cheaper. I will borrow you the boyfriend should that be too expensive for you; he has proven to be a very successful tool for lowering the price of bus traveling. Somehow, the Irish bus drivers just loved him :p
Enigmawill_ah_wisp on December 5th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
Ooooo lovely cliff pictures. I am all for going into off-limits areas. I do it all the time while hiking - make my own trail and wander around until I find my way back to where I started...

yay for adventures!

You are looking tiny my dear. Super tiny.

xoxo *hugs*
Happily ever aftershi_illegitima on December 5th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
He-he. With Ireland, the beautiful thing is that nearly everything is off-limits for visitors, but nobody cares if you pay no attention to it. If only you climb nonchalantly enough over the fence of private property, no one is going to go chasing you in the fields, even if the Irishman looking at you climbing over the fence of the private property accidentally happens to be the owner of the said private property :p

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As for the tiny thing ... sigh. That picture is *before* I went downhill that much. That was quite an acceptable weight, in either case compared to what came after ... because during the two weeks of holiday, in spite of eating and keeping it down (my, I'm a hero), I lost another +/- 5 pound.
Sheri: MAYAN RUIN..STAIRS BY girlyb_iconsbooksaremyhabit on December 6th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
Those pics are so lovely!
wow is all I can say
Happily ever aftershi_illegitima on December 6th, 2007 09:05 am (UTC)
Thank you :)

I'm glad you enjoyed.
Baby Nothingkawaiinoir on December 6th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
Wow, what beautiful pictures. But omg, you look so very small compared to the last photos I saw of you *very worried* Please take care x x x x
Baby Nothingkawaiinoir on December 6th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
I didn't mean to imply you weren't beautiful at that weight, you very much are! I'm just very worried x
Happily ever aftershi_illegitima on December 6th, 2007 09:02 am (UTC)
My dear :)

You should try to not worry that much.

I'm the last one who wouldn't understand how you mean what you write.

Well. The last pictures were, I think, around the arrival of our little green boy, so that was, compared to the picture above, some small 65 lbs ago. I would hope you can see that difference, heh ;)

But, yes. That wasn't the lowest weight, and upon closer inspection, going backpacking in Ireland for two weeks was not such a smart idea at those low weights. But ! I had a great time, and I survived, right ? Survived very well, only the last few days were somewhat heavy, but that was not only due to the weight.

(Hugs) once I've finally died and gotten to hell, I'll stuff myself round and plump :p and be over with this drama.
Baby Nothingkawaiinoir on December 6th, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
I see, ok..

I'm glad you had such a lovely time in Ireland. It's good to have a positive experience to look back on and remember for comfort etc :)
Leo: shamrockleolapyre on December 6th, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
Your pictures are gorgeous! Looking at them made me tingle all over. My favorites are the rainbow and green hills of Doolin.

I want to visit Ireland someday :)
Happily ever aftershi_illegitima on December 6th, 2007 09:05 am (UTC)
The pictures are my SO's, too ... the two you chose, for example :)

You should ! It's really breathtakingly beautiful and as so much spirit.
fragment (consider revising)_the_other_side on December 7th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
So beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Happily ever aftershi_illegitima on December 9th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
It's good that you enjoyed, because there will be many many more. We came back with 300+ pictures from those two weeks ... don't worry; I won't be posting all of them as there is a heavy censure going on =)
sannekesanneke on February 7th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
HOI HOI!
Ierland is prachtig. Mijn broer woont in Schotlant en het landschap daar is vergelijken met Ierland. Altijd wanneer ik weg wil van de drukte van hier, of gewoon even lekker vakantie wil houden, ga ik daarheen. Het is er echt heerlijk (Op de regenachtige dagen na dan...)

Het is een mooie foto van je, maar het viel mij ook dat je... (hoe zeg ik dit zonder stom te klinken...) niet veel woog daar. Ik hoop dat alles goed gaat, je straalt wel rust uit op de foto.

Kus