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Travel Blogs from Ballina
... town. Pol was reminded of Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Birds and did not want me to stop the car even when I offered to show her the Royal Canal that ran beside the road. It is difficult to get a good look at the landscape as the small paddocks beside the road are usually lined with trees or hedges. We did get a look at a lookout over Lough Owel. I expected a magnificent lake. It was big, about 1000 acres, but large parts of it seemed quite shallow. There was an interesting sculpture ...
... shelter for when I need to get out of bad weather, a place to relax, a place to eat and sleep.
That just-right amount of space is mine.
So this morning, the final morning in my tent, I didn't get up.
I wanted to enjoy the red light seeping through the paper thin walls one last time.
I wanted to remember how it feels not to be able to roll off the bed, because there isn't one.
And as if the world around me knew ...
And then, when it began getting cold..
Go to book launch!
There is a cafe run by two chef/cook/author people and they had their second book release on tonight, so I went for the music, the snacks and some great company!
So my day did actually go slowly and revolve around words and paper.
... places. This one was full of kids - babies, toddlers, middle age kids and teenagers all with their families out for the evening to catch the tunes. We were mashed in one of the four rooms and the 6 musicians just kind of came together. It's one big jam session. Who ever shows up are the ones that are supposed to be there. It was fun to experience a little of the local color. Tomorrow we leave for Northern ...
... a vet student and loved it so much she decided to stay. That was 8 years ago and she is a master at her craft. She introduced us to all the birds in the place- an owl, Harris hawks and only one falcon. She taught us so much about raptors in so little time,then took us out on the land and let us try our hand at feeding a young Harris hawk who she was teaching to hunt. One of us would put on a heavy leather glove, the trainer would let the ...
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