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I hold on to nothing
yet my hands are full.
My hands, my head and
my heart are bulging,
with all that creates me,
makes me, defines me, completes me.
I am greater than a list of actions.
I am greater than a list of belongings.
I am my feelings, my connections,
So, I'm off on another adventure as most of you know!
I'll be arriving in Burma (Myanmar, but more of that later) on Friday 25th October. I leave Cork at 7am on the 24th so it seems to take an inordinate amount of time to get there. Two stopovers in Heathrow and Kuala Lumpur to contend with along the way as well. (I'll be spending a few days in KL on the way home so any recommendations for shopping let me know ... I've heard rumours it's a great place to ...
... that it wasn't meant to be, because, by the time we got there it was locked up on all sides. Again, another reason to return to the British Isles someday.
The day was ending which meant it was time to leave Thurles to make our trek to Dublin. It proved to be a quick drive now that Ireland is building some nice motorways, fairly new to this country. We checked into the gorgeous Clontarf Castle and are looking forward to see what Dublin has to offer ...
... to have dinner. We found a restaurant called The Yard and decided to give it a go. Um…YUM! It was one of the best meals we’ve had on this trip. The starter of mushroom risotto that we both had was scrumptious. Paul had a version of Pomme Frites (steak and fries) with a garlic butter that we both groaned over. I had a roasted chicken breast with veg and a Dijon cream sauce. We splurged and split a dessert that was yummy as well. I ...
... the monastic settlement itself but it was well worth the detour. The lakes remind me of more than a few British Columbian vistas.
The monastic village itself is full of ruins, graves, and an old watchtower. Apparently they would hear the calls to prayer from the top of the tower as they couldn't tell the time by the sun (with all the clouds and rain). We were able to spend nearly an hour on-site before heading off to Avoca.