1 Shot Wednesday, nature, photography, travel

1 Shot Wednesday: Galway

Happy early St. Patrick’s Day. A student emailed that she was late turning in an assignment because she was in Galway, Ireland. She sent me pictures to prove she was there. I forgave her because I was green with envy! Thank you, Haley Cockerham, who gave me permission to share a few of her photos.

It does make me wonder.

I’d save all year to buy a ticket to travel to Ireland without reservation. Do my friends in England get over there? What about southern England or Cornwall? Scotland? The Lake District? I count the days to retirement so I can spend a season “over there.”

When I lived in Fairview, New Jersey, across the George Washington Bridge to NYC, I was shocked at how few neighbors and relatives had ever been to the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building or upstate New York.

Here I am three hours from Washington D.C., and I think, “Oh, God, a three-hour drive into the city? No thanks!”

Wherever we are in the world, traveling to “elsewhere” may be at great expense and aggravation, but I’m willing to do it. Shame on me for allowing the congested traffic to keep me from taking pictures of the Cherry Trees in bloom in D.C.

26 thoughts on “1 Shot Wednesday: Galway”

  1. I have only ever been to Limerick in Ireland. I don’t recommend bothering with that city. I have also been to Belfast, in Northern Ireland. (Similar advice) Friends tell me that Donegal, Antrim, and Galway are the best bets, and that Dublin is great to visit.

    Worth seeing in England?
    Cornwall. Yes.
    Lake District. 100% Yes
    Devon. Yes.
    Dorset. Yes.
    Sussex. Yes.
    Kent. Yes.
    Northumberland. Yes.
    But never in high season, or during the school summer holidays. The best places will be too crowded.

    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  2. Not been to Ireland but lots of places in England, Scotland and Wales. To Pete’s list I will add
    Yorkshire- truly lovely, especially the dales,
    You can do a Northern Territory trip to Northumberland via Teeside and Tyne & Wear – lots of Roman bits, beautiful landscapes and castles.

    I on the other hand cannot wait to visit the USA once more.

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  3. I am also green with envy at those who saw the beauty of Ireland in person. I did however, Cindy, hitchhike from Ft Bragg to DC twice to see the cherry blossoms and I saw them once more on a show biz tour.

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      1. Yes, Cindy, I saw them that trip. I know you will get to see them one of these springs. People can capture their visual beauty in a photograph. Too bad their wonderful fragrance can’t be preserved as well.

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  4. We spent a week looking at various Stone Age monuments in both the River Boyne and in the rest of Ireland. They are among the best in the world. Dublin is a lovely city, lots of history and the zoo is superb. Best of all in Ireland are the Irish people and the wonderfully well behaved, polite and considerate children they have raised, much better than English kids of the same age would be.


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