How Morgan Overcame her Fears
Trip Start Sep 07, 2008
38Trip End Dec 21, 2008
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After her post last night Morgan went to find dinner. She wandered around Galway looking for somewhere that was still serving food at 8 pm (most pubs stop serving food around this time) and saw a sign for an Indian place and decided to go there cause it would be easy. It was a bit pricey, but tasty. After her meal Morgan chatted a bit to the waiter because he was from Nepal, and we comiserated about how the Irish are damn noisy when thy're drunk! lol
Then Morgan decided that, with her book in tow, she would go to one pub for one pint. She was determined that no matter how awkward she felt, no matter how out of place and stupid, she was going to stay in a pub for one pint (she might have to chug the pint...but she'd do it!)
So. That was the story of how Morgan overcame her fear of being alone...at least for one night
Tonight I'm on Inis Mor (one of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay) and it's beautiful here. I spent the day on a bike riding around the island stopping to take pictures etc. As soon as I started riding through the country side I had this feeling of calm starting in the middle of my chest and trickling it's way through my veins. It was lovely. I'm tired now though so I'm going to go eat the pizza I made, and maybe watch a movie here in the "TV room" and perhaps go to bed early. Off to Dublin tomorrow.
Okay so I'm adding to this post, to talk about my day on Inis Mor because I posted pictures of Inis Mor for this post. It was lovely. As I said, jumping on that bike I felt this calm that just trickled into my veins and infected me all over. It was lovely. My favourite part though was the stone fort near the lighthouse and watch tower. It was small compared to the other one, and didn't even get a blurb on the map of Inis Mor that they hand out, but I felt totally drawn to it and as soon as I started climbing the wall on the outside I felt this calm. I just stood there and felt the breeze, smelled the grass and animals and heard the ocean and I felt peaceful. It was as I said..lovely. I must say, Inis Mor is beautiful and I just kept trying to take pictures to capture it, but the pictures just can't do it justice. I love the small roads, the stone fences EVERYWHERE,the ocean, the history. It was just lovely. I spent the entire day doing things at my pace. I know I missed a couple of the sites, but it was worth it to just ride around and stop every 5 minutes to take another picture, to sit for a while, to just be.
Of course now it's only 7 45 and I don't know what to do with myself. I don't really want to go to the pub tonight..I kinda just want to watch a movie...but for some reason I hesitate. Maybe I'll just read my book. Anyway, that is all for now. Love you all. Btw, if you want a postcard send me your home address to my email at email@example.com. I can't promise you'll all get one but I'll do my best!