Cinnia travelled to the Aran Islands for a few days. There she rented a bike and explored the beautiful patchwork of low stone walls and twisting roads. There is no shortage of ancient Celtic sites from standing stones, to churches, to stone forts. The coastline is breathtaking and rugged with high cliffs overlooking the sea. If you can muster enough courage you can wander out to the edge.
She stopped for some time at a seal colony along the shores and watched the seals sunbathing, listening to their barking calls. The young seals antics made her giggle. Not far from the colony she came upon a lake with gorgeous wild swans and a plethora of shore birds.
As my travels through Ireland are nearing the end, one thing that has resonated with me is the vibrancy of the web of life. All things are intertwined. The trees provide shelter, and food, and warmth. The sea provides food and water. The crisp air adds vigor. The ancient sites once upon a time so vigorous, now being reclaimed by nature in elegant beauty. Ocean, mountains, cliffs, lakes, rolling hills – all animals, domestic and wild – Ireland’s compact beauty offers it all up. This has been such an amazing adventure.
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