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The International Sailor of Derry – A man just getting on with his job

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International Sailor Sculpture Derry

Most of the time I feel war memorials have little to do with the horror of war and have more to do with the expected viewership and even planning laws. The International Sailor in Derry is a great example of compromise for a modern era. A away from the centre of a divided city –…

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High Tea and Tea Trade – Piet Hein, the Pirate of Delfshaven

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Delfshaven

A brief visit to Delfshaven allowed me to linger along port side, and have an almost idyllic drink. The “almost” moment came as a consequence of being disturbed by a group of summer-time wasps, attracted to the nearby High Teas that came with multi-layered trays of mini-cakes.  Later I learned how tea was at the…

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Seamounts – The mountains that you cannot see

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Seamounts

We have discovered thousands of previously uncharted underwater mountains, which are also known as seamounts. They are included in the most detailed map of the ocean floor ever produced.

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La Girona – hospitality and in-hospitality of the Irish coastline

in Atlantic Ocean/Boats/Fresh/Shipwrecks

Ireland wasn’t always the best place to land if you were a Spanish sailor of the 16th century. The ships of the Spanish Armada which ended up on Irish shores received different sorts of welcomes. And sometimes the local people were more pleasant than the weather conditions. 

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Fish and Spaniards – Killybegs

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Killybegs Donegal Fishing Port

I only had a brief encounter with Killybegs which is one of the most famous ports in Ireland. Though not famous for tourism, it is still an essential part of the first 100 years of Ireland since independence – a sort of jewel in the crown of rural Ireland. 

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A Hike in the Mountains – This one takes about 500 million years to do!

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International Appalachian Trail Ireland

Fancy walking all the way from Springer Mountain in Georgia in the United States to Slieve League and onto BenNevis in Scotland? All this is possible on the International Appalachian Trail which stretches not only across an ocean, many countries, and also aeons of time.  

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Creature from the Blue Light – Silver Strand in Malin Beag

in Atlantic Ocean/Beaches/Fresh/Recent

An evening at this beach brought an end to a week of driving on the north cast of Ireland.  The Silver Strand at night is a beautiful and mysterious place to be all alone. I had not prepared myself for an encounter with some other kind.

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Downpatrick Head – Stack and Blow Hole

in Atlantic Ocean/Fresh/Geology/Nature

The Stacks at Downpatrick Head date back 350 million years are made of limestones and shales.

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More than Moher – The Slieve Liag Cliffs

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Sliabh Liag, sometimes Slieve League or Slieve Liag  is a mountain on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal, Ireland. At 601 metres it has some of the highest sea cliffs on the island of Ireland. 

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