I have been wanting to travel to Ireland for many years, especially since my father’s side of the family is from there and I had never been.
I also heard how beautiful the west coast was so finally I ventured out and visited Ireland and Scotland.
In this blog post, I’ll just cover Ireland as there was plenty to see. So let’s begin!
In Ireland there were a lot of ruins and lots of green so I decided to try and capture both in an image
I do have to comment about one thing of Ireland and Scotland, they had the cleanest, nicest bathrooms that I have found in Europe. This is an important factor when you are living in a van! 🙂
This bathroom really caught my eye due to it’s unique shape. It was also Ireland’s bathroom of the year in 2012!!
Throughout the countryside, I would find very peaceful settings in the rolling hills and greenery. This church and lake was very nice!
Next to the church were these reeds which really transfixed my attention.
I did find a few streams that really stood out for their beauty.
And this one….
While I was mostly in Ireland for the scenery, I did stop in a few towns and catch some music and pubs….
And this one….
And then it was back to nature…!
My last stop on this tour was the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. When I first arrived, about 7pm, there were still a lot of people about so
I waited until about 9pm when they all left and I was able to grab some photos.
I wasn’t too happy with my nighttime shots (at least not when I reviewed them later in the van) and happened to wake up at 6am and drove back
out there. It was great as it was still free entry and no one around!
That was pretty much my trip of Ireland (skipping the 1,800 other photos that I shot). I really enjoyed the scenery but I have to say that on this trip, it was the people that I met that stood out
much more than the scenery. Very friendly people that I won’t forget.
On the map below, it shows my journey of 4,700 miles (7,500 kms)
and how I got from country to country using ferries.
See you next week with the photo blog on Scotland! Slainte!