zaterdag 25 december 2010

Happy Christmas!

The Christmas spirit as embodied by a colourful family of snowmen including a couple of kids and a lady in a bikini top. They were spotted outside the house next to the chemist's in Achill Sound.

Photo: Hank Kune

zaterdag 18 december 2010

A Crock of Gold?

In this part of the world, torrential rain can change in an instant into bright sunshine. That's why Irish landscapes are littered with rainbows. Is there a crock of gold waiting at the rainbow's end? With the luck of the Irish, quite possibly!

Photo:Henk de Lange

zaterdag 11 december 2010

An Extraordinary Experience

During his recent visit, Pirate guest Henk de Lange was about to climb Croaghaun Hill when he experienced something extraordinary."What looked like a pair of tramps were waiting for me as I set off from the car park. They were playing violin and flute in the apparent hope of encountering tourists. And I was the only one. I gave them €5 and they played for me until I disappeared from view. That was great. They also told me that I would find plane wreckage when I reached An Corrimore Lake at the top. Although I didn't actually find any, there were some markings."

Drawing: Henk de Lange. It was made on Croaghaun Hill above An Corrimore Lake and looking out towards Achill Head.

zaterdag 4 december 2010