REPOSTING FROM A G+ POST

This is a post I made back in July on G+. I figured I’d just use the same text for this post

Well, I just completed day 3 here in Ireland. I’m out here for work this week and it started off great yesterday but today didn’t go as planned. I was hoping for an easy going day but ended up having many difficulties. I’m hoping to turn that around tomorrow.

TODAY’S PHOTO – THE ROAD TO THE DROP OFF

The plus to my not so great day was leaving my customer site to witness sunshine! Now, being that it’s mid July and I’m so far north the sunlight lasts a lot longer here. I left my customer with the sun still high up in the sky. I quickly picked up something to eat while out and about and decided to head out to the coast which I love here. I will say though I did go on a not so direct path. I chose not to travel on main roads and cruise along roads not much wider than the tiny care I’ve rented.

This shot was taken of a private road that ran off of the road I was driving on. At the end of this road, or I assume due to being private, are the Cliff of Moher. Those are Ireland’s famous cliffs that plunge about 700ft down to the Atlantic.I’ve been there a couple of times and I can say personally that they are pretty magnificent.

I hope you enjoy today’s post.

Cheers

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MY 4TH IRELAND TRIP

Back in July I traveled to Ireland for my 4th time for work. During the week it’s pretty much work, but when I can find some off time or get there on a Sunday, as I did on that trip, I’m able to travel around and check out the countryside. I do have to say that this is one of my favorite places that I’ve ever been to.

TODAY’S PHOTO – THE ABBEY’S RED DOOR

I took this shot at the Trinitarian Abbey. It was founded in 1230. It’s amazing how old some of the structures in this country are. There are many that are older and unfortunately in ruins but great non the less. It’s great to explore some of the ruins and image on life was like back in those times. I can’t seem to get enough of castles and other types of ruins. Can you?

Enjoy!

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THINKING OF OUR CRUISE

Last summer we had taken a cruise to Alaska. We started our journey in Seattle on a really beautiful day. Was not what I had thought being my first time to Seattle. I expected rainy and grey and there wan’t one cloud in the sky.

TODAY’S PHOTO – THE DEDICATED MARTINI BAR

This shot was taken just shortly after boarding the Rotterdam cruise ship in August of 2010. We boarded in Seattle and headed up to Alaska for 7 days. It was a great trip with unbelievable views that you can only get from the water.

I’m not too sure what to say about this shot other than I was eager to cruise, no pun intended, around the ship before the masses engulfed the ship and cluttered every shot taken. This was a martini bar that was all set up and not a soul had touched it just yet. I was able to take my time and compose the shot without feeling rushed.

I sure hope you all are enjoying the photos I’ve posted so far.

Well, if you like what you see please comment and share with everyone. I’d love for my photos to be enjoyed by everyone.

Enjoy!

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BACK TO THE GRIND

Well, after 2.5 weeks traveling with my family in the UK and Germany we’re back and just about over our jet lag. I do love to travel and check out new places but I can safely say it’s always nice to get home and sleep in your own bed and have all of your own creature comforts in one place. Some things you manage without and sort of forget you actually have or do when your at home. It’s really good in a way as I find that, while away, you realize that you can manage without many things that you use/have at home. I will admit I took my camera gear and computer with me as those are material items I feel I can’t live without… At least at this point in my life.

TODAY’S PHOTO – EXTERNSTEINE ON A STORMY DAY

This is a shot of the Externsteine that is right near the northern town of Detmold, Germany where my wife grew up. The town is not that huge, in comparison to München (Munich) or Köln (Cologne) but there really is quite a bit going on around the city and not too far from it to explore.

This place is one of those cool places to explore and walk around. There are many trails to hike on around here not to mention being able to climb the steps carved into the rock to get on top from which you get a spectacular view of the surrounding country side. It’s quite an unusual and interesting place to check out. There are what appears to be rooms carved out at the bottom along with a mural carved on the outside.

Here is a link to wikipedia with more info on it: Externsteine on Wikipedia

Supposedly up to a million people visit this site each year. If your ever in this part of Germany I definitely recommend it. Especially on a nice, or at least, not too wet day.

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WILD IRISH FUCHSIA

Wild Irish Fuchsia

I was trying to think of something to post today when it occurred to me that in a few weeks I’ll be off to Ireland again to visit one of my customers and catch a little sight seeing if time and weather permits. I thought I’d follow up my last photo of flowers with this shot of a Fuchsia bush that I found while trying to see if I could get a good angle on some boats that happened to be in view. I never saw fuchsia that wasn’t in a pot before hanging on someones porch so it was a pleasant sight.

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