Went for a walk for a few hours in Connemara National Park in Ireland, walked up the maintained trail from the visitor centre to the nearby mountain. We didn't hit the top because some of the trail got a little exposed for my better half who was with me. Weather was misty and low cloud, but still some very nice views of the area and the coastline from the higher bits.
Their boggy type vegetation and heather is decidedly more prickly than ours:
What I'd call "alpine" at home is a highland peat bog, the result of the loss of the trees thousands of years ago.
the local mountains are still nice, and we went partially up this one for a nice view.
Loc: East Texas Piney Woods
Great pics Phat. I went to Scotland back in '81 and have always wanted to go back to the area. Looking at that rock fence in the first pic makes me wonder how much time and effort it took to build. No need for an exercise plan if you spent 8 hours a day working on that wall!
If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you can't. Either way, you're right.
phat: Great pix. Did you reward yourself with a Guinness when you got down? (BTW, what was your favorite pub there?)
frenchie: That's some photo. I've heard of a captain telling Lloyd's of running into a reef, but never a wall?
The ship was wrecked in 1960 (about...), on the coast, then huge waves of an above-normal storm lifted it onto the shore, where it's still rusting. Very weird place. Just rock, rusting steel, meager plants, by the ocean...
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