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19 February 2013 @ 06:00 am
Kitsnaps: Bantry Bay Rainbow  

Bantry Bay Rainbow
Bantry Bay Rainbow
Bantry is, in road miles, not all that far from Cork city. Eighty miles, or something.

They are, however, eighty miles on bitty wee twisty tiny roads intended for horses and paved over when cars became prevailant, so it’s a much longer drive than one might necessarily expect. It ought to be taken on a bicycle, which would not feel like it was going to fall off the side of the road at any given moment.

On the other hand, it did afford views like these. And actually, the southwest of Ireland is the only place I’ve been to here that didn’t feel groomed within an inch of its life. Ireland is beautiful, but it’s all fields and farms and smooth rolling hills. The forests were cut down long ago, and it feels very…tame, to me. The craggy low mountains of Cork don’t, and I appreciated that enormously.

Not enough to live out there unless I could take a helicopter in and out, mind you, but enormously. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

irishkateirishkate on February 19th, 2013 01:20 pm (UTC)
How true - especially the bit about the helicopter.
Kevennkevenn on February 19th, 2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
WOW. What a spectacular photo!
Alix (Tersa): Toast--face close-up (tersa)tersa on February 19th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
I love the contrast between the bright blue sky and the shade-dark stormclouds.

And for some reason, I am reminded of our pipe-dream plans to hike Hadrian's Wall. I'm going to have to start saving up to try to do that next year. Oh, and probably start walking. :)
desperance: lukedesperance on February 19th, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
Heh. That rainbow positively looks like it's bouncing off the ground and going up again...
Miss May: brand madnessvalancymay on February 19th, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
I had so much fun driving those roads, let me tell you. I became a fearsome road warrior by the end of that week.
GM Ceosanna: Prettyceosanna on February 19th, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
Lovely. Absolutely lovely.