Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Watery Wednesday: Wild Irish Seas

I have been a long-time lover of the sea, drawn back repeatedly by the lure of its blue-green depths and the endless cycles of its tides. And I am a lover of wind...from the softest of summer breezes to gales that wildly toss about everything they touch.
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Combine wind and sea, and you will find me, and my husband, transfixed with wonder.
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A trip home to Ireland in May of 2007 became especially memorable to me for the vibrant play of wind and water we encountered at every turn.
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As we drove the coastline, misty spring skies would grow broody and dark, and even if out of sight, waves could be heard crashing into shore with joyful abandon.




From the seas caves of Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast, to the Cliffs of Moher in west Ireland and the Skellig Islands in the south, water races ceaselessly in to throw itself time and time again against the rugged Irish shoreline.  
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It is timeless magnificence to behold, and is but one of many reasons why this small island’s magic will always keep time with the rhythm of my life's blood… 
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I am linking this post to sweetnsaxy's Watery Wednesday meme...do check out her wonderful link for more watery pics...
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15 comments:

Lynn Richards said...

Fabulous, Lynette. I would love to see Ireland!
xo
lynn

Kay L. Davies said...

SO wonderful, Lynette. I love the sea, and these photos are magnificent. Some day I hope to see Ireland.
Luv — K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

adrielleroyale said...

GREAT GREAT GREAT pictures!! I love that second one where you get an idea of just how high the water is splashing! I would be transfixed with wonder too if I were you :)

Ms. Becky said...

your photos are delicious. the power of the wind is evident in the splash and color of the water - sublime.

aka Penelope said...

It can be exhilarating standing by the turbulent sea as it slaps against the shore. The azure, green-gray I see in the water reminds me of the color of Irish eyes people speak about in song. But unlike the wild sea, the eyes are usually smiling. :)

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Lynette,

A fantastic account with wonderful supporting photographs, which more than capture the powerful feel of the seas around the Irish coastline.
The Giant's Causeway, always brings a little trickle of homesickness!!!

Great to visit your blog every time. Such a delight!
Best Wishes and hope you are in good fettle Lynette,
Eileen

Sherry Blue Sky said...

GLORIOUSLY beautiful and wild. I wanted to climb right into the sea caves. Spectacular photos, Lynette, and I so love how in tune you and Michael always are. True soul mates. You are a lucky pair to have found each other!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Just beautiful! I want so much to visit Ireland. One of these days!

Madeleine said...

These are fabulous. They really excite and relax the senses all at the same time :O)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

You know..these are so beautiful..I can almost taste the saltwater..thank you for sharing such beauty!!

paulandrewrussell said...

Beautiful photos, Lynette. I was born in England, my grandfather was Irish but I've never been there. It does look beautiful.

Jillsy Girl said...

These photos make me think of the time we were in Whitby, England and the North Sea was extremely violent!

Katy Cameron said...

Hey, i recognise all those wet coastlines! Actually, that reminds me, I really should process my Ireland pics from March lol

Pat said...

You have that Irish gift of lilting, poetic prose when you write, Lynette---I am entranced by the words. These are gorgeous wild sea shots. I remember visiting the Giant's Causeway in 1969 with another California girl studying abroad. We hitchhiked all around Ireland....What fun, though my mother wasn't thrilled to hear about my hitchhiking!

Mad Kane said...

Your photos are amazing!
Mad Kane