Ireland Wrap Up May 9th 2006 The following are some odd tidbits to wrap up my trip to Ireland:
Things I learned in Ireland:
I love being outdoors. I have been rained on in Ireland, snowed on in the Grand Canyon, had the sun shine in Alaska, survived a drought in Arizona, baked in the sun in Germany and it is all worth it because it put me closer to nature. If you are dressed right it is the best place to be.
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Europe » Ireland » County Waterford » Cappoquin Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
Combining three 'must do before I die' imperatives I will be taking a 5 month sabbatical in 2006. Staying in a destination long enough to learn the texture of daily life, long distance bike touring, and a personal photo sojourn in Ireland all mix to make this my mid-life crisis (some thought I would go for the red sports car). For two months I will travel by bike and Amtrak across the US to visit family, friends, and the great outdoors. Then it is off to Ireland for three months for the sole purpose of making all of you jealous. All this without eating wheat, rye, barley, oats, dairy, or s... full info