WPC: Morning

I would love to get up regularly at 6 am and I once was very much a morning person. But nowadays, I get up that early only when I am on a vacation. What does that even say about me? When we stayed in a small and cute cottage in Dunmanway, Cork County, Ireland, I woke up to this view every single day of our week. It was amazing. I just loved it (except for the fact it was this bright by 6 am or so šŸ™„ )morning1.JPG

I wouldn’t mind if every one of my mornings happened to be like this. And I would not also mind going on a long walk and then sit for a while in a bench like this among the wilderness before heading back to the start of the day. I do that even now while on my vacation.

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And don’t forget the coffee. That is very very important. I am OK to have Indian Masala Chai sometimes…but my preference would always be coffee.

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And followed by a sumptuous breakfast

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Well, that covers my morning. What about yours?

Note: All photos are taken at different locations at different times.  

Wordless Wednesday

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Also posting it for this week’sĀ SL challenge .

Disaster Memorial

Our final stop in Ireland was at an Air India Disaster Memorial at Ahakista. The flight from Montreal to Delhi via London was blown up in the Irish space in 1985. There is a beautiful park created in memorial of those 329 people who died. It was suggested to us by a local so we decided to drive down. It was around 40 mins drive from Dunmanway and a very small and beautiful coastal place. People from India, especially the relatives of those who died still come here to pay their homages, it seems and the people in Ahakista put them up in their homes during their stay. What a nice gesture.1-IMG_36001-IMG_36021-IMG_36091-IMG_36301-IMG_3634

 

Valley of Two Lakes

About 3 hours drive from Dunmanway is a place called Glendalough (pronounced as Glen da Loch), a place known for its monastic settlement. If you visit that place you will know why it is a perfect place for a monastery. So much peace, so much calm, so much nature. Ufff! It was so beautiful. There are also trails you can hike depending on your stamina level. And the place is huge. We decided to go on the long walk around the place upto the upper lake and then walk back. Again close to 3-4 hours to visit the whole place. This place holds a special place in my life now šŸ™‚ Would definitely go back if I get another chance and may be next time, will try one of those hikes too.

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Kevin’s Church
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The monalithic Round Tower
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Lower Lake
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Upper Lake
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Towards Upper Lake
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View on the way back from Upper Lake
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Lead Mining site on the way to Glendalough