Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ireland in May, part 1

Yes, you read that right: Ireland in May. And it's August--almost September, already! Let's just say that things got more than a little busy near the end of our school year, and blogging was not--could not be, really--a priority. Then came our annual six weeks or so of summer vacation in Texas, followed by jet-lagged stupor back here in Germany, combined with compulsive late-summer daily hijacking of my laptop by The Boy. See why I haven't been around for a while?

But now the dust is settling, and I have time to revisit our five-day trip to western Ireland. What a charmer, this place! Honestly, I wasn't quite prepared for so much beauty in counties Clare, Kerry, and Cork. And so much stone! Today I'm showing you sweet little Kilkee, where we spent our first night in a spotless and lovely seaside B&B, and a couple of pics at the touristy but required Cliffs of Moher. Scary cliff edges, a Full Irish, surprising sunlight, roads with no shoulder, and a Boy desperately in need of a haircut (he got one a couple of days later, from an English barber in Dingle!).


Carrie said...

I wondered where you've been...and now I see you've been everywhere! These photos are lovely!

I have to say though, that's a mighty hefty fine for not poo-scooping! lol.

Ariana said...

I'm glad you're back! Ireland is definitely high on our list of places we'd like to visit.... Unfortunately, the list is a mile long! It looks like May is a good time, to go, though-- I'll keep that in mind! :)

Hausfrau said...

Thanks, Carrie! I know, that fine is kind of crazy!

Ariana, I know what you mean about having a mile-long list! We thought May was a great time to visit Ireland--very decent weather and few crowds.

...Tabiboo... said...

How fabulous and I love that sign 'poop the scoop' - it's strange the things that capture the eye.

Nina x

Hausfrau said...

Thanks, Tabiboo! I know, the sign is pretty funny. After living in Japan and being amused by the many poop-scoop signs there, we're always on the lookout for good ones!

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